Sasha Roberts joined the School of English at the University of Kent in 1997 as a specialist in Shakespeare and the Renaissance. Promoted to a Senior Lectureship in 2006, and with an outstanding academic career unfolding, she was tragically killed in a road accident a few months later. Sasha was a brilliant teacher, loved and admired by her students, a distinguished scholar, and a vibrant and innovative presence in the department. Her many publications included Women Reading Shakespeare - an anthology of criticism edited with Ann Thompson, a study of Romeo and Juliet in the Writers and their Work series, and a distinguished contribution to Shakespeare scholarship, Reading Shakespeare's Poems in Early Modern England.
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