Women's Reading Habits and Gendered Genres, c.1600 - c.1700
Supervisor: Dr Mark Jenner
My research looks at the reading habits of seventeenth-century women in England, drawing on literary history, gender and women's history, and feminist theory. I am looking at how women participated in early modern reading cultures, and how they used reading as a way of talking about and negotiating gender. I have a background in early modern women's history, particularly during the Civil War period and the later seventeenth-century, and an interest in early modern travel and exploration.