Thesis Title: Intellectual exercise: women as translators in early modern Britain
Supervisor: Professor Lorna Hutson
Research Interests: Early modern women’s poetry in Britain, devotional writing, and translation
Doctoral Research: My research examines early modern women’s involvement in translation. Translations, appearing in both print and manuscript, make up a significant proportion of women’s literary output, and represent diverse and influential engagements with contemporary literary and intellectual culture. My research contends that these translations might be best understood in light of devotional practices, like biblical paraphrase, in which women commonly participated. In evaluating this overlooked body of works, I seek to understand how translation functioned for women as intellectual exercise and social practice. In addition, I have research interests in complaint and petitionary writing, especially by women, and the use of gardens in conceptualising nationhood in early modern Britain.