Research

The last revised chapter from my 2013 dissertation, “Thomas Nashe and Early Modern Protest Literature” is forthcoming in Marlowe Studies: An Annual. Additionally, The Thomas Nashe Project has, to my great delight, featured additional revisions in their Bibliography of selected recent works. So, what’s next?

First a few 2018 deadlines for outstanding projects:

I’m excited to launch The Kit Marlowe Project as one of eight digital exhibits featured at the 2018 Shakespeare Association of America Annual meeting in Los Angeles (www.kitmarlowe.org). The Kit Marlowe Project is a digital space designed to introduce undergraduates with diverse majors to research-based learning and digital humanities practices in the context of studying one of Elizabethan England’s most intriguing literary figures. The site was created by undergraduates at Stonehill College in my Fall 2017 Learning Community, co-taught with Scott Hamlin. It has been designed so that students may contribute exhibits, encyclopedia entries, and TEI-encoded (Text Encoding Initiative) archival works to a real-world digital project that will be maintained by future classes.

Because I continue creating student-scholar, research-based pedagogical models in my classroom, I need to keep up with my students’ brilliant output! I am currently collaborating with students to edit their digital encodings of Thomas Dekker’s A Wonderful Year and Thomas Watson’s elegy for Thomas Walsingham for publication on the University of Victoria’s Map of Early Modern London website. I’m also writing an article about the underlying pedagogy of the DH Learning Communities I designed for MoEML.

In my capacity of Research Partner with Northeastern University’s Women Writers Project, I am designing a web exhibit entitled “Elizabeth I in Historical and Fictional Contexts” that explores early modern women writers’ treatment of this Tudor Queen. I gave a paper entitled “The Queen’s Two Corpora: Elizabeth I in Digital Contexts” on this work in progress in collaboration with Mary Erica Zimmer at the Women and Culture in the Early Modern World seminar at Harvard University’s Mahindra Humanities Center in February 2017. I’ve also written a blog about this project for NU. Working in the WWO corpora has invited a transatlantic approach to this project that has been extraordinarily exciting. I am eager now to explore the shared points of contact between this project and “Englishing” early literature – across genre, gender, and a giant ocean.

Monograph plans:

Englishing Protest Literature: Vernacular Reformation from Chaucer to Shakespeare

The “bumper-sticker” version:

My interest in early modern women’s gestures toward “Englishing” early modern literature follow my long-time interest in how, from Chaucer to Shakespeare, early vernacular writings protest crises of rhetoric that analogize the socio-political crises characterizing England’s expanding empire.

For a comprehensive list of publications, please see my CV.

 

 

 

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