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Dr Elizabeth Clarke

Dr Elizabeth Clarke
English and Comparative Literature
BA (King’s College), DPhil (Oxford)
Office H508
Research Specialisms
  • Seventeenth-century religious poetry
  • Spirituality and religious writing, particularly by nonconformists and women
  • Women’s manuscript writing.
Current Projects

She leads the Perdita Project for early modern women’s manuscript compilations. An anthology of verse from women’s manuscripts by the Perdita team is coming out next year with Ashgate.

She is director of the John Nichols Project.

  • ‘Re-writing the Bride’: politics, authorship and the Song of Songs in seventeenth-century England (forthcoming with Macmillan)
  • Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry (Clarendon Press, 1997)
  • Co-ed., ‘This Double Voice’: gendered writing in early modern England (Macmillan, 2000)