Marginalia and the Early Modern Woman Writer, 1530-1660
The PhD candidate will be trained in archival fieldwork, project management, writing, publication, seminar and conference organisation and other dissemination activities.
The project aims to provide the first literary history of early modern women's marginalia, uncovering a significant new field of textual practice for women in the English Renaissance. It will be the first examination of the scope, content and purpose of early modern women's marginalia, both written by women and annotating their texts, in order to make new discoveries about reading and writing in the period.
The project's finding will shift our understanding about the practice of early modern marginal annotation, with implications for scholarship of the history of the book, early modern literary history and studies of women's writing. Its outcomes will be disseminated in print and open-access digital forms to enable further scholarship.
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