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Visualising the Database: Early Modern Women’s Complaint Poetry Index

The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP) is pleased to host this talk by Michelle O’Callaghan and Jake Arthur introducing the new online database of Early Modern Women’s Complaint Poetry

This online event is free and open to all. Please register your interest to receive the Zoom link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/181636629047

Michelle O’Callaghan is Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Reading. Her most recent book Crafting Poetry Anthologies in Renaissance England: Early Modern Cultures of Recreation (Cambridge, 2020) builds on her digital edition, Verse Miscellanies Online, co-edited with Alice Eardley, and is a study of the craft of making printed poetry anthologies published in the second half of the sixteenth century in England, showing how these anthologies helped to shape recreational cultures within the nation’s households, drawing men and women together from across the social classes.

Jake Arthur is a DPhil candidate and Clarendon Scholar at Oxford University. His thesis examines early modern women’s work in translation and paraphrase and seeks to reclaim the expressive and intellectual possibilities of ‘derivative’ works. The preliminary title of the thesis is ‘“The stuffe not ours”: the work of derivation in women’s writing, 1560–c.1664’. In collaboration with Sarah C. E. Ross, he is co-editor of the poetry section of the forthcoming Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Early Modern Women’s Writing. With Rosalind Smith, he has co-authored a chapter in Early Modern Women and Complaint: Gender, Form and Politics (2020) which considers the implications of digital resources for the traditional first-line index in relation to early modern women’s complaint poetry. He works as a researcher on the ARC funded project Marginalia and the Early Modern Woman Writer, and on the ARC and Marsden funded project, Woe is She: Early Modern Women and the Poetry of Complaint.


28 October 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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