Early modern women's writing, Shakespeare, Milton, seventeenth-century poetry and prose, non-Shakespearean drama, classical and early modern war literature, US literature on the Iraq war.
My second book project locates mid-seventeenth-century poetry within both the messy material realities of early modern warfare and the busy, emerging news culture that increasingly reported these realities. In doing so, it reveals a body of war poetry heavily invested in exploring the violent subjectivities, paradoxical self-divisions, bloody oppositions, and irresolvable ethical impasses of civil war.
Gender/Sexuality Studies, Seventeenth Century, Sixteenth Century, Women's Literature
Work(s) in Progress
Edited book collection, with Erin Murphy of Boston University: Milton Now: 25 Years After Re-membering Milton. , Monograph: Unmaking Britain: Poetry and War in the Seventeenth Century., “‘Tears of the Muses’: 1649 and the Lost Political Bodies of Royalist War Elegy." Gender Matters. Ed. Mara Wade. Amsterdam: Rodopi, “Marvell and the Time of War” Transforming Early Modern Identities. Ed. Sarah Lewis and Emily Sherwood.
Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- Seventeenth-century British literature, seventeenth-century war poetry, early modern women's writing, feminist and critical theory, spatial theory, Milton
- Eng 423
- Women Writers and Public Debate in Seventeenth-Century Britain. Palgrave, 2007.
- "“Wild Civility: Royalist Men at War”." Violent Masculinities. New York: Palgrave, 2013.
- "Katherine Philips in Ireland." English Literary Renaissance 39.3 (2009): 557-585.
- "Katherine Philips and the Post-Courtly Coterie." English Literary Renaissance 32.3.2002 (2002): 426-51.
- "Feeding on the Seed of the Woman’: Dorothy Leigh and the Figure of Maternal Dissent." English Literary History 68 (2001): 563-92.
- "Introduction and contextual materials for Eliza's Babes." Renaissance Women Online. 5 May 2000. Brown University Women Writers Project.