Research and Scholarship

Call for Proposals
Routledge, 2017
University of Delaware Press, 2003

 

Work Shared in CORE

 

Editing

Helen Ostovich and I are co-editing a series, “Late Tudor and Stuart Drama:  Gender, Performance, and Material Culture,” for MIP-University Press at Kalamazoo.  To submit a proposal, please contact Erika Gaffney, erika.gaffney@arc-humanities.org.

New Projects

In 2003 I was at the British Library where I found a set of documents chronicling the marital dispute of Elizabeth and Anthony Bourne.  I began transcribing Elizabeth Bourne’s complaint to the Privy Council, in which she demands the right to divorce her husband Anthony, on my own and then won a small grant to hire a student to help me.  Emily Sherwood was, at the time, my student.  She assisted me and also transcribed a number of the letters as well as the Indenture of Award, in which Elizabeth wins the right of a femme sole.  We are currently at work on the rest of the documents, now under contract with Routledge in the series, “The Early Modern Englishwoman 1500-1750:  Contemporary Editions,” edited by Betty Travitsky and Anne Lake Prescott.