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(p. xvii) Notes on Contributors

(p. xvii) Notes on Contributors

Hugh Adlington is senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Birmingham. He is editor (with Peter McCullough and Emma Rhatigan) of The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon (Oxford University Press, 2011) and editor (with Tom Lockwood and Gillian Wright) of Chaplains in Early Modern England: Literature, Patronage and Religion (Manchester University Press, 2013). He is editing volume 2 of the Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne, and is writing a monograph, John Donne’s Books: Reading, Writing, and the Uses of Knowledge.

Bernadette Andrea is the Celia Jacobs Endowed Professor in British Literature, University of Texas, San Antonio. She is the author of The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2017) and Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2007); editor of English Women Staging Islam, 1696–1707: Delarivier Manley and Mary Pix (ITER and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto, 2012); and co-editor of Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). Her co-edited collection, Traveling/Travailing Women: Early Modern England and the Wider World, is forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press.

David Bagchi is senior lecturer in ecclesiastical history at the University of Hull. He specializes in the history and theology of the Reformation, and has a particular interest in the theology of Martin Luther, early modern religious polemic, and the use of the printing press for disseminating theological ideas (in which context he has written about the Tudor formularies). His major publications include The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2004), co-edited with David Steinmetz, and Luther’s Earliest Opponents: Catholic Controversialists, 1518–25 (Fortress Press, 2nd edn, 2009).

Jan Bloemendal was awarded his PhD in 1997 in neo-Latin literature, Utrecht University, and is a senior researcher at the Huygens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 2006 to 2012 he was a professor by special appointment of neo-Latin studies at the University of Amsterdam. He is editor or co-editor of: Joost van den Vondel (1587–1679): Dutch Playwright in the Golden Age (Brill, 2012); Neo-Latin Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe (Brill, 2013); Bilingual Europe: Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World (Brill, 2014). He also edited G. J. Vossius: Poeticae institutiones (Brill, 2010). (p. xviii)

Peter Carlson is assistant professor of religion at California Lutheran University. His research focuses on late medieval and early modern religion in England. He studies monasticism broadly, and libraries, learning, and the relationships between texts and religious practice specifically. He has lately started researching constructions of gender and male intimacy in the late medieval period. He is completing his monograph on the learning community of the Boni Homines, or ‘Good Men’ of the monastic college at Ashridge, England.

Elizabeth Clarke is professor of English literature at Warwick University. She specializes in seventeenth-century religious poetry, spirituality, and religious writing, particularly by nonconformists and women. She leads the Perdita Project for early modern women’s manuscript compilations and also led The John Nichols Project at Warwick University, whose five-volume Progresses of Queen Elizabeth I (Oxford University Press) was published in 2014. Her publications include Politics, Religion and the Song of Songs in Seventeenth-Century England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and The Double Voice: Gendered Writing in Early Modern England, with Danielle Clarke (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000). At present, she is working on the OUP edition of The Complete Works of Lucy Hutchinson, vol. 2.

Jacqueline Eales is professor of early modern history at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she is the director of research for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She is a former convenor of History UK (2008–11) and was president of the Historical Association from 2011 to 2014. Her research specialisms include women in early modern England, the English civil wars, and the puritan clergy. She is currently writing a book on The Campden Wonder, a notorious seventeenth-century miscarriage of justice.

Margaret J. M. Ezell is a Distinguished Professor of English and the John and Sara Lindsey Chair of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University.

Catie Gill is a lecturer in early modern writing at Loughborough University. Her research has appeared in a number of books and collections, including Women in the Seventeenth-Century Quaker Community (Ashgate, 2005), Theatre and Culture (editor, Ashgate, 2010), Expanding the Canon of Early Modern Women’s Writing (Cambridge Scholars, 2010), and Radical Voices (Manchester University Press, 2016). New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650–1800 (co-edited with Michele Lise Tarter) is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Jaime Goodrich is an associate professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Her work on early modern Englishwomen’s writings has appeared in ANQ, British Catholic History, English Literary Renaissance, Huntington Library Quarterly, Renaissance and Reformation, Sixteenth Century Journal, and several edited collections. She has also published a monograph on the social and political functions of early modern Englishwomen’s devotional translations (Faithful Translators: Authorship, Gender, and Religion in Early Modern England, Northwestern University Press, 2014). Her current research examines textual production within English Benedictine convents on the Continent between 1600 and 1800. (p. xix)

Nicky Hallett retired as a reader from the School of English at the University of Sheffield. She has published articles and books on early modern nuns’ writing, including The Senses in Religious Communities, 1600–1800: Early Modern ‘Convents of Pleasure’ (Ashgate, 2013); English Convents in Exile, 1600–1800: Life Writing (Pickering & Chatto, 2012); Lives of Spirit: English Carmelite Self-Writing of the Early Modern Period (Ashgate, 2007); Witchcraft, Exorcism and the Politics of Possession in a Seventeenth-Century Convent: ‘How Sister Ursula was once bewiched and Sister Margaret twice’ (Ashgate, 2007).

Hannibal Hamlin is professor of English at The Ohio State University. He is the author of The Bible in Shakespeare (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2004), and co-editor of The Sidney Psalter: Psalms of Philip and Mary Sidney (Oxford University Press, 2009) and The King James Bible after Four Hundred Years: Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Influences (Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is currently editing two books: The Psalms in English, 1530–1633 for the MHRA New Tudor & Stuart Translations and The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Religion.

Johanna Harris is senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Exeter. She is the author of articles and chapters on early modern letter writing, English Puritanism, Lady Brilliana Harley, Andrew Marvell, and a forthcoming monograph on English puritan epistolary culture. With Elizabeth Scott-Baumann she co-edited The Intellectual Culture of Puritan Women, 1558–1680 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). She also works on editing early modern texts, as co-general editor (with Alison Searle) of the OUP Correspondence of Richard Baxter (projected for 2020–2), and The Oxford Traherne (Vol. 3).

Elizabeth Heale taught for many years in the English Department of the University of Reading, and is now retired. Publications include The Faerie Queene: A Reader’s Guide (rev. edn 1999), Wyatt, Surrey and Early Tudor Poetry (Longman, 1998), and Autobiography and Authorship in Renaissance Verse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). She has also published an edition of The Devonshire Manuscript: A Women’s Book of Courtly Poetry, for The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series (University of Chicago Press, 2013). She now lives in Scotland and has begun an education in Scottish history and poetry.

Andrew Hiscock is professor of English literature at Bangor University, Wales and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, l’Âge Classique et les Lumières (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III). A fellow of the English Association and a trustee of the Modern Humanities Research Association, he has published widely on English and French early modern literature. He is English literature editor of the academic journal MLR and series editor for The Yearbook of English Studies. In addition, he is series co-editor of the Arden Early Modern Drama Guides. His most recent monograph is Reading Memory in Early Modern Literature (Cambridge (p. xx) University Press, 2011) and he is at present co-editing a critical collection Shakespeare and Memory and preparing a critical study of Shakespeare’s history plays.

Katharine Hodgkin is professor of cultural history at the University of East London. She has published on various aspects of early modern culture and subjectivity, including madness, melancholy, dreams, and witchcraft, and has edited an early seventeenth-century autobiographical manuscript, Women, Madness and Sin: The Autobiographical Writings of Dionys Fitzherbert (Ashgate, 2010). Her current research focuses on cultures of memory in early modern England, and she will be co-editing a special issue of the journal Memory Studies, ‘Memory and the Early Modern’, forthcoming in 2018.

Christopher Hodgkins is professor of Renaissance literature and Atlantic World studies at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. The author of Authority, Church, and Society in George Herbert: Return to the Middle Way (University of Missouri Press, 1993), he has edited four essay collections and many articles on George Herbert and on seventeenth-century literature. With Robert Whalen, he co-edits The Digital Temple (University of Virginia Press, 2012), and The Complete Digital Works of George Herbert, which have been supported by two multi-year NEH grants. He also has published Reforming Empire: Protestant Colonialism and Conscience in British Literature (University of Missouri Press, 2002), and numerous articles on the British imperial imagination.

Lisa Hopkins is professor of English and head of Graduate School at Sheffield Hallam University. She is co-editor of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Assocation, and of the Arden Early Modern Drama Guides. Her publications include Christopher Marlowe, Dramatist (Edinburgh University Press, 2008), A Christopher Marlowe Chronology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), Christopher Marlowe: A Literary Life (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000), and most recently Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction: DCI Shakespeare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). She is currently completing a book on From the Romans to the Normans on the English Renaissance Stage.

Simon Jackson is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick. His research explores the relationship between poetry and music in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He won the George Herbert Society Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award (2011–13), and has published a number of articles on literary and musical topics; he is currently working on a book on George Herbert and his musical activities. In addition to his academic research, he is organist and director of music at Little St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

Stephen Kelly is head of English at the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University Belfast. He is co-editor, with Ryan Perry, of Devotional Culture in Late Medieval England and Europe: Diverse Imaginations of Christ’s Life (Brepols, 2014) and his monograph Imagining History in Medieval Britain is forthcoming with Bloomsbury in 2018.

John N. King is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and of Religious Studies at Ohio (p. xxi) State University. His books include English Reformation Literature: The Tudor Origins of the Protestant Tradition (Princeton University Press, 1982); Tudor Royal Iconography: Literature and Art in an Age of Religious Crisis (Princeton University Press, 1989); Spenser’s Poetry and the Reformation Tradition (Princeton University Press, 1990); Milton and Religious Controversy: Satire and Polemic in Paradise Lost (Cambridge University Press, 2000); Voices of the English Reformation: A Sourcebook (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004); Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and Early Modern English Print Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2006); and Tudor Books and Readers (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Torrance Kirby is professor of ecclesiastical history at McGill University, Montreal. He received a DPhil in Modern History from Oxford University in 1988. He is a life member of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and the Princeton Center of Theological Inquiry. Recent books include Persuasion and Conversion: Religion, Politics and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England (Brill, 2013), The Zurich Connection and Tudor Political Theology (Brill, 2007), and Richard Hooker, Reformer and Platonist (Ashgate, 2005). He is also editor of A Companion to Richard Hooker (Brill, 2008), and co-editor of Paul’s Cross and the Culture of Persuasion (Brill, 2014). He is general editor of Sermons at Paul’s Cross, 1521–1642 (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Erica Longfellow is Dean of Divinity of New College, Oxford. She is the author of Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2004), as well as several articles on post-Reformation religious writing and culture. She is currently editing vol. VII, Sermons Preached at Marriages, Churchings and Christenings, of the Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne.

Catherine Gimelli Martin, a Dunavant Professor at the University of Memphis in 2005–8, and Fulbright Scholar, 2014, has published numerous articles on early modern literature and the history of science. Her many publications include: The Ruins of Allegory: “Paradise Lost” and the Metamorphosis of Epic Convention (Duke, 1998, James Holly Hanford Award, 1999); Milton and Gender (Cambridge, 2004); Francis Bacon and the Refiguring of Modern Thought (co-edited with Julie R. Solomon, Ashgate, 2005); Milton among the Puritans (Ashgate, 2010); and French Connections in the English Renaissance (co-edited with Hassan Melehy, Ashgate, 2013). Her most recent monograph, Milton’s Italy, was published by Routledge in 2017.

Nandra Perry is an associate professor of English at Texas A&M University. Her book, Imitatio Christi: The Poetics of Piety in Early Modern England (Notre Dame University Press, 2014), explores the relationship of the traditional devotional paradigm of ‘the imitation of Christ’ to the theory and practice of literary imitation as practiced by Philip Sidney and his many literary admirers and imitators. She is currently working on a book about the relationship of religious ritual to early modern habits of reading.

Mike Pincombe teaches at Newcastle University. He is the co-editor (with Cathy Shrank) of The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Literature (Oxford University Press, 2009). He has edited several other collections, and has also written books and articles on (p. xxii) a wide range of Tudor and Elizabethan texts and authors from a more or less historicist perspective (though more recent research has led towards an anarcho-structuralist approach to these same topics).

Anne Lake Prescott is the Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor Emeritus of English at Barnard College. She has been president of the Sixteenth Century Society and the Donne Society, and the Spenser Society. Author of French Poets and the English Renaissance (Yale University Press, 1978) and Imagining Rabelais in Renaissance England (Yale University Press, 1998), she is, with Andrew Hadfield, co-editor of the Norton edition of Spenser and, until recently, of Spenser Studies. She has published essays on Utopia, David in the Renaissance, psalm translation, Spenser, Drayton’s Poly-Olbion, Gargantua in English polemic, Donne as a Menippean satirist, Marguerite de Navarre, English verse satire, and (with Ian Munro) English jestbooks.

Bronwen Price is a principal lecturer in English literature at the University of Portsmouth, where she teaches on early modern literature. She has particular research interests in seventeenth-century women’s writing, literature of the Civil War and Republican periods, and early modern ideas about natural philosophy, retreat, friendship, and community. She is editor of Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis (Manchester University Press, 2002) and is currently writing a book on Mary Chudleigh for Manchester.

Charles W. A. Prior is senior lecturer in early modern history at the University of Hull. His book A Confusion of Tongues (Oxford University Press, 2012) is a study of church and state in the British civil wars.

Timothy Rosendale is an associate professor of English literature at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he teaches in the undergraduate, graduate, and honours programmes. He is the author of Liturgy and Literature in the Making of Protestant England (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and various essays and articles on early modern literature, history, and theology, as well as pedagogy. His second book project (Unperfect Actors: Theological Problems of Agency in Early Modern Literature) rereads centrally canonical literary texts by situating them in contemporary and perennial, but now often overlooked or misunderstood, debates over human will and action.

Gavin Schwartz-Leeper is teaching fellow and director of student experience for liberal arts at the University of Warwick. He is the author of From Princes to Pages: The Literary Lives of Cardinal Wolsey, Tudor England’s ‘Other King’ (Brill, 2016), and he has published on John Foxe, John Skelton, and William Shakespeare’s history plays. His current projects include work on narrative and perception in liberal arts pedagogy and a new monograph on Richard Grafton, royal printer to Edward VI (Brill, forthcoming).

Alison Searle is a university academic fellow in textual studies and digital editing at the University of Leeds. She is co-general editor of The Complete Correspondence of Richard Baxter (forthcoming in nine volumes with Oxford University Press) and editor of The Sisters (1642) by James Shirley (also for Oxford University Press). Alongside these (p. xxiii) editing projects, she is researching the performance of religious Nonconformity in early modern Britain.

Jeanne Shami is professor emerita at the University of Regina where she taught for thirty-five years. Her interest in sermons, particularly those of John Donne, spans four decades. In 1992, she identified a manuscript of Donne’s 1622 Gunpowder sermon, corrected in his hand, at the British Library. She has also written on women as preachers, consumers, and patrons of sermons. She is currently serving as contributing editor to the Oxford Donne Letters, and as executive editor of the Donne Variorum Verse Letters volume. Her most recent SSHRC-funded project, with colleague Anne James, is GEMMS (Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons), a database of English manuscript sermons (1530–1715) launched in 2017 (

Jesse David Sharpe is an assistant professor of English and the director of the Writing Center at LeTourneau University. He studied library science at Drexel University and received a PhD in English from the University of St Andrews. Formerly a librarian, his research looks to combine his interests in library science and early modern literature. His current projects focus on seventeenth-century devotional poetry, book history, and information ethics. He is interested in the process of information creation, dissemination, and consumption, and is researching how information was understood and legislated in early modern England and Scotland.

Jeffrey Shoulson is the Doris and Simon Konover Chair in Judaic Studies and professor of literatures, cultures, and languages and professor of English at the University of Connecticut. He writes on early modern literary, cultural, and religious studies with a particular focus on Jewish–Christian interactions. His books include Milton and the Rabbis: Hebraism, Hellenism, and Christianity (Columbia University Press, 2001), Hebraica Veritas: Christian Hebraism and the Study of Judaism in Early Modern Europe (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), and Fictions of Conversion: Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).

P. G. Stanwood is professor emeritus of English at the University of British Columbia. He has published extensively on Renaissance and seventeenth-century English literature, especially John Donne and John Milton. His editions include the posthumous books of Richard Hooker’s Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Polity (Belknap Harvard, 1981); Jeremy Taylor, Holy Living and Holy Dying (2 vols. Oxford University Press, 1989). He recently co-edited Paul’s Cross and the Culture of Persuasion in England, 1520–1640 (Brill, 2014).

Robert E. Stillman is the Kenneth C. Curry Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His most recent book is entitled Philip Sidney and the Poetics of Renaissance Cosmopolitanism (Ashgate, 2008). He has published several recent articles about Sidney’s fiction-making and religion, in ELR, The Sidney Journal, The Ashgate Research Companion to the Sidneys, and Modern Philology. At present, he is finishing a (p. xxiv) book manuscript about the piety, politics, and poetry of early moderns seeking to move beyond confessional Christianity.

Adrian Streete is senior lecturer in English literature 1500–1780, at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Protestantism and Drama in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2009), editor of Early Modern Drama and the Bible: Contexts and Readings, 1570–1625 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and co-editor of Filming and Performing Renaissance History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts (Edinburgh University Press, 2011). He has published widely on early modern literature and his book Apocalypse and Anti-Catholicism in Seventeenth-Century English Drama is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.

Grant Tapsell is fellow and tutor in history at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He is the author of The Personal Rule of Charles II, 1681–85 (Boydell Press, 2007), the co-author of Restoration Politics, Religion and Culture: Britain and Ireland, 1660–1714 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010—with George Southcombe), the editor of The Later Stuart Church, 1660–1714 (Manchester University Press, 2012), a contributor to OUP’s forthcoming Oxford History of Anglicanism, and is currently working on a biography of Archbishop William Sancroft.

Suzanne Trill is senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on women’s writing in England and Scotland (c.1550–1700), especially devotional literature. Her publications include Lady Anne Halkett: Selected Self-Writings (Ashgate, 2008).

Robert Wilcher graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, in 1963 and was awarded an MA and PhD by the University of Birmingham. He retired as Reader in Early Modern Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2007 and is an honorary fellow of the Shakespeare Institute. His publications include Andrew Marvell (Cambridge University Press, 1985), an edition of selected poetry and prose by Andrew Marvell (Methuen, 1986), Understanding Arnold Wesker (University of South Carolina Press, 1991), The Writing of Royalism 1628–1660 (Cambridge University Press, 2001), The Discontented Cavalier: The Work of Sir John Suckling in its Social, Religious, Political, and Literary Contexts (University of Delaware Press, 2007), and Henry Vaughan and the Usk Valley, co-edited with Elizabeth Siberry (Logaston Press, 2016). He has also published articles and chapters on Shakespeare, Milton, Quarles, Marvell, Vaughan, Eikon Basilike, Lucy Hutchinson, Beckett, Stoppard, Rudkin, and other modern playwrights. He is co-editor of a forthcoming edition of the Works of Henry Vaughan for Oxford University Press.

Helen Wilcox is professor of English literature at Bangor University, Wales. She teaches and publishes widely on Renaissance devotional poetry and prose, Shakespearean tragicomedy, early modern women’s writing, autobiography, and the relationship between (p. xxv) literature and music. She is the editor of the acclaimed Cambridge annotated edition of The English Poems of George Herbert (2007/2011), and her most recent book is 1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).

Rachel Willie is senior lecturer in English at Liverpool John Moores University and honorary research associate at the Bangor-Aberystwyth Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She is author of Staging the Revolution: Drama, Reinvention and History, 1647–72 (Manchester University Press, 2015) and co-editor with Kevin Killeen and Helen Smith of The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c.1530–1700 (Oxford University Press, 2015).

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