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


Elizabeth Clarke and Victoria Burke, eds., The ‘Centuries’ of Julea Palmer, (Trent Editions, 2001)

Jill Seal and Gillian Wright, eds., with an introduction by Elizabeth Clarke and Jonathan Gibson, Early Modern Women’s Manuscript Poetry (Manchester University Press, 2005) Josephine Roberts prize for best edition, awarded by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Edited volume

Elizabeth Clarke and Danielle Clarke, eds., The Double Voice: Gendered Writing in Early Modern England (Macmillan, 2000).

Special journal edition

Women’s Writing Special Issue: “Still Kissing the Rod?”

Vol 14 no2 (August 2007)


“Silent, Performative Words: The Language of God in Valdesso and George Herbert”, Journal of Literature and Theology, vol. 5, no. 4 (1991)

“The Genius of Anglicanism and the Inspiration for Poetry: George Herbert’s The Temple”, in The English Religious Tradition and the Genius of Anglicanism, ed. Geoffrey Rowell (IKON, Oxford, 1992)

“The Handmaid’s Tale: post-feminist dystopia?” in The Discerning Reader, eds. David Barrett, Roger Pooley and Leland Ryken (IVP, 1995)

“Sacred Singer/Profane Poet: George Herbert’s Split Poetic Persona”, in George Herbert: Sacred and Profane, eds. Richard Todd and Helen Wilcox (VU UP, Amsterdam, 1995)

“Elizabeth Middleton: Early Modern Copyist”, in Notes and Queries, New Series 42, 4 (1995)

“George Herbert’s House of Pleasure? Ejaculations, Sacred and Profane”, in The George Herbert Journal, vol. 19, nos. 1&2 (1996)

“‘Private Ejaculations”: Herbert’s The Temple”, in The Temple, George Herbert (Paris: ellipses, 1997)

“Dying to write: the peculiar dilemmas of a seventeenth-century poet”, in the English Review (Oct 98)

“The Garrisoned Muse: Women’s Use of the Religious Lyric in the Civil War Period”, in Literature and the English Civil Wars, eds. Claude Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth (University of Missouri Press, 1999)

“‘A Heart terrifying Sorrow’: the deaths of children in women’s manuscript writing”, in Representations of the Deaths of Children eds. Gillian Avery and Kimberley Reynolds (Macmillan, 1999)

“Early Modern Women’s Manuscript Miscellanies” in Options for Teaching Women’s Writing, eds. Margaret Hannay and Susanne Woods (Franklin and Marshall, 2000)

“Elizabeth Jekyll’s spiritual journal: private diary or political document?” English Manuscript Studies, no. 9 (2000)

“Anne Southwell and the Pamphlet Debate: the politics of gender, class and manuscript” in Debating Gender in Early Modern England, 1500-1700, eds. Cristina Malcolmson and Mihoko Suzuki (Palgrave, 2002)

“The Character of a non-Laudian Country Parson”, The Review of English Studies, 54 (2003)

“George Herbert and Cambridge Scholars”, The George Herbert Journal, 27 (2003-4)

“Beyond Microhistory: The Use of Women’s Manuscripts in a Widening Political Arena”, in James Daybell (ed.) Women and Politics in Early Modern England, 1450-1700 (Ashgate, 2004)

“Re-reading the Exclusion Crisis” The Seventeenth Century, 21 (2006)

”The Legacy of Mothers and Others: women’s theological writing 1640-1660” in Religion in Revolutionary England eds. Chris Durston and Judith Maltby (Manchester University Press, 2006)

Forthcoming publications


Politics, Authorship and The Song of Songs in Seventeenth-Century England (forthcoming, Palgrave, 2009)

George Herbert (Writers and their Work series, Northcote House)


Elizabeth Clarke, ed., On the Principles of Christian Religion, addressed to her Daughter by Lucy Hutchinson for The Complete Works of Lucy Hutchinson, general editor David Norbrook (OUP)


“Women’s engagement with the Bible in the early modern period” in Blackwell

Companion to the Bible in English Literatureeds Emma Mason and Christopher Rowland, forthcoming.

“Contested Origins of the Seventeenth-Century Hymn” in The Dissenting Hymn, ed. Isabel Rivers and David Wykes, forthcoming.

"Women in Church and Devotional Spaces” in The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Women’s Writing, ed. Laura Knoppers, Cambridge University Press, 2008, forthcoming.

With Gillian Wright, “New Technologies and Internet Resources” The Palgrave Guide to Early Modern Women's Writing, ed. Suzanne Trill, 2008, forthcoming.

Editing, reviewing and reading for journals

From January 2009 I am seventeenth-century editor for the Blackwell’s Literature Compass Online Journal.

I review regularly for The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Seventeenth-Century News, Review of English Studies.

I read manuscripts for The Seventeenth Century.

I read manuscripts of books for Oxford University Press, Ashgate, and D.S.Brewer.