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Prof. Elizabeth Clarke

General

BA (King's College); DPhil (Oxford); specialises in seventeenth-century religious poetry, spirituality and religious writing, particularly by nonconformists and women, Women’s manuscript writing. She leads the Perdita Project for early modern women’s manuscript compilations.

 

Research interests

My book is just out--Politics, Religion and the Song of Songs in Seventeenth-Century England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). We had a joint launch in Oxford at the end of April with Joanna Harris and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann who edited The Intellectual Culture of Puritan Women for which I wrote the chapter on Anne Southwell--we had the same editor at Palgrave, Also out is Dissenting Praise, a history of the dissenting hymn edited for OUP by Isabel Rivers and David Wykes, of which I wrote the first chapter. An anthology of verse from women’s manuscripts by the Perdita team, Early Modern Women's Manuscript Poetry, came out in January 2005 with Manchester University Press. Adam Matthews have published some of the research from the project alongside the facsimiles of the relevant manuscripts. She also leads the John Nichols Project at Warwick University, whose four-volume Progresses of Queen Elizabeth I is coming out with OUP in 2010. With Erica Longfellow at Kingston she led a project funded by the British Academy, "Constructing Elizabeth Isham", which produced an online edition of Elizabeth Isham's autobiography for her 400th birthday on 28th January 2009. Her latest monograph is Politics, Religion and the Song of Songs in Seventeenth-Century England (Macmillan, 2010).

 

Selected publications

Politics, Religion and the Song of Songs in Seventeenth-Century England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

The ‘Centuries’ of Julea Palmer, with Victoria Burke (Trent Editions, 2001)

The Double Voice: Gendered Writing in Early Modern England, with Danielle Clarke (Macmillan, 2000)

Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry: ‘Divinitie, and Poesie, met’ (Oxford University Press, 1997)

 

Teaching and supervision

EN228 Seventeenth Century Literature and Culture