Work Shared in CORE
- “Elizabeth Cary’s Female Trinity: Breaking Custom with Mosaic Law in The Tragedy of Mariam”
- “‘Blood will have blood:’ Power, Performance, and Lady Macbeth’s Gender Trouble”
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.