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Dr Femke Molekamp

f dot s dot molekamp at warwick dot ac dot uk


BA (London), MPhil (Cambridge), DPhil (Sussex). She is an Early Career Leverhulme Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative literature.

Research Interests

Femke is currently working on a book on the devotional reading practices of early modern women, and the ways in which these practices inform female religious literary culture. This research follows on from projects on the Geneva Bible and its female readership, and on patterns of citation in early modern texts. Her wider research interests include the history of emotion, the history of reading and of the book, and psychoanalysis and literature. She works on texts from across the period, from the early sixteenth, to the late seventeenth, century.


Medieval to Renaissance (undergraduate module)

M.A. Culture of the European Renaissance


'Reading Christ the Book: Iconography and Cultures of Reading in Aemelia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611)', Studies in Philology, forthcoming:109.2 (2012)

'The Geneva Bible: Legacies of Translations and Reading Practices', Bunyan Studies, Special Issue: The English Bible, forthcoming, 2011

'Early Modern Women' in A Historical Guide to the Reception of Augustine (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2010)

‘Early Modern Women and Affective Devotional Reading’, European Review of History, 17. 1 (2010), 53-75.

'Of the Incomparable Treasure of the holy Scripture': The Geneva Bible in the Early Modern Household', in Literature and Popular Culture in Early Modern England, ed. by Matthew Dimmock & Andrew Hadfield (Ashgate, 2009), pp. 121-137.

'Using a Collection to Discover Reading Practices: The British Library Geneva Bibles and a History of their Early Modern Readers', Electronic British Library Journal (2006), art. 10, pp. 1-13 

In progress: Women and the Bible: Religious Reading and Writing in Early Modern England

Femke Molekamp