Verónica Rodríguez Morales

Verónica Rodríguez is Lecturer in English Literature in the Department of English Studies at the University of Alicante. Verónica holds a PhD in contemporary British theatre (University of Barcelona), an MA in Comparative Literature (University of Murcia) and a BA in English Studies (University of Murcia). She has taught at the University of Barcelona, Canterbury Christ Church University, Royal Holloway (University of London), University of Reading, Buckinghamshire New University, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London) y Richmond University, the American International University in London. Her main research interests are in the fields of contemporary British playwriting, the medical humanities and disability studies, with a current focus on the intersection of contemporary theatre and performance practices, gender and health. She is a member of the University Institute of Gender Studies Research (IUIEG) and the research group “Transhistorical Anglophone Literary Studies” (ThALIS), both at the University of Alicante. Verónica has published, for instance, with Routledge, Bloomsbury Publishing, Palgrave Macmillan and De Gruyter, and in journals such as Contemporary Theatre Review and Journal of Contemporary Drama in English. In her role as editor and reviewer, she has worked for Manchester University Press and several journals in her areas of research and related disciplines. Verónica has written plays on women’s health such as Bi, directed by Lucy Morrison (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2019); has co-directed a play on menstruation titled Menstrual Care Charter (“Reading Assembly: Care”, University of Reading, 2021); and written and performed her solo piece Performing Endometriosis, directed by Magdalena Mosteanu (Centre for Health Humanities and Institute for Advanced Studies, UCL, 2022). Her poetry has been published in Stained: An Anthology of Writing about Menstruation (2023). Verónica is also a Certified Women’s Health Coach (The Integrative Women’s Health Institute, USA), specialising on endometriosis.



2019: David Greig’s Holed Theatre: Globalization, Ethics and the Spectator. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

A selection of book chapters:

Forthcoming: with Paola Prieto López, “Black Women’s Health and Theatre: Staging Care in Mojisola Adebayo’s STARS and Zawe Ashton’s for all the women who thought they were   Mad”,The Methuen Drama Handbook of Women in Contemporary British Theatre. Eds. Marissia Fragkou and Rebecca Benzie. London, Oxford, New York, Sydney and New Delhi: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Forthcoming:Posh”, Cambridge Companion to British Playwriting since 1945. Eds. Vicky Angelaki and Dan Rebellato. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

2024: “The Uber-performing Uterus of Henrietta Lacks and Eve Ensler: Ecologies of the Womb in Mojisola Adebayo’s Family Tree and Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World”, The Routledge Companion to Performance and Medicine. Eds. Alex Mermikides and Gianna Bouchard. New York and London: Routledge.

2023: “Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on Female Bodies: Ecofeminism in Lucy Kirkwood’s Maryland (2021) and Ellie Kendrick’s and RashDash’s Hole (2018)”, The New Wave of British Women Playwrights: 2008 – 2021, Eds. Elisabeth Angel-Perez and Aloysia Rousseau. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, pp. 35-56. 

2022: “Sickness: The Sick Body and Spectatorship: Thinking through Endometriosis”, Routledge Companion to Audience and the Performing Arts. Eds. Matthew Reason, Lynne Conner, Katya Johanson and Ben Walmsley. New York and London: Routledge, pp. 516-21. 

2022: “Theatre of Migration: Uncontainment as Migratory Aesthetic”, Crisis, Representation and Resilience: Perspectives on Contemporary British Theatre. Eds. Clare Wallace, Clara Escoda, José Ramόn Prado-Pérez and Enric Monforte. London, Oxford, New York, Sydney and New Delhi: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 143-58.

2021: “Cancer Performance: The Work of Brian Lobel”.  Da ogni altro separati viveanoEscriptures de pandèmia Eds. Marisa Siguan, Loreto Vilar, Cristina Alsina. Edicions Universitat de BarcelonaCol. CRIC (Construcció i Representació d’Identitats Culturals): Barcelona, pp. 141-51.

2017: “Bridging Precariousness and Precarity: Ecstasy and Bleeding Across in the Work of David Greig and Suspect Culture”, Of Precariousness: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, Communities in Twenty-first-century British Drama and Theatre. Eds. Mireia Aragay and Martin Middeke. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, pp. 155-170.

Edited volumes:

Forthcoming: with Leah Sidi, Special Issue: Feminist Performance and the Health Humanities, Medical Humanities

2022: with Isabel Guerrero Llorente and David Rodríguez Solás, eds. Anglophone Theatre and Performance Practices on the Spanish Stage. RAEI Alicante Journal of English Studies, 37. 

2021: with Isabel Guerrero Llorente, eds. Theatre and Performance Studies in English. RAEI Alicante Journal of English Studies, 35. 

A selection of articles:

2020: “The Open Constructed Public Sphere: Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women in a Version by David Greig”. Special Issue: The Public Place of Drama in Britain, 1968 to the Present Day. Ed. Mary Brewer. Humanities 9 (1): 21, pp. 1-15.

2019: ‘“Who Would Disagree that in a World of Trump and Putin and Boris Johnson … Brecht Is Not the Theorist and Playwright of Our Times?”: Bertolt Brecht’s Influence on David Greig’s Work’. The Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 7: 2, pp. 242-58.

2016: “‘That Space’: Across Text and Performance in Suspect Culture’s One Way Street”, Platform: Postgraduate Journal of Theatre Arts 10:1, pp. 29-52.

2016: “Zāhir and Bātin: An Interview with David Greig”, Special Issue: David Greig: Dramaturgies of Encounter and Engagement. Ed. Jacqueline Bolton. Contemporary Theatre Review 26:1, pp. 88-96.

2012: with Dilek İnan, “Combining the Epic with the Everyday: David Greig’s Dunsinane”, International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 5:2, pp. 56-78.

2012: “The ‘Polethics’ of the Mediated/tized Spectator in the Global-technologized Age: David Greig’s Theatre”, Oxímora 1:1, pp. 53-76.

Current I+D projects:

Member: “Gender, Affect and Care in Twenty-First Century British Theatre” (FFI2016-75443-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

Member: “Shakespeare, Arts and Activism in the 21st Century”(PID2022-137873NA-I00), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.