Thesis Title: English Catholic literary culture, 1640-1660
Supervisor: Peter Davidson & Paulina Kewes
Research Interests: post-reformation literature and polemic; early modern Catholicism; early modern drama; book history and manuscript studies; memory; the history of emotions; Anglo-European cultural relations
Doctoral Research: My thesis explores the literary culture of English Catholics during the Civil Wars and Interregnum. It investigates how this generically diverse and richly imaginative literature reflects and constructs communities of belief, allegiance, and affect. Placing English Catholic literary texts in conversation with major Protestant writers, it hopes to reconsider the contested relationship between literary form and political and confessional identity in England’s revolutionary decades.
‘Calculating History: A Mid-Seventeenth-Century Reader of Robert Persons’ A Conference about the Next Succession (1594/1595)’, The Review of English Studies 71.299 (April 2020): 272–291. https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgz043
‘Remembering the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in Elizabethan England’, Studies in Philology 118.2 (Spring 2021), forthcoming.