"'Treble marriage': Margaret Cavendish, William Newcastle, and Collaborative Authorship." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 11.2 (2011): 94-122.
Honors and Awards:
Fellowship, Bilinski Educational Foundation (Spring Quarter 2011, Summer 2011, Academic Year 2012-2013)
Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Initiative in Early Modern Studies (2011-2012)
UC Davis English Department Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship (Spring Quarter 2012)
Scholarly Interests: Early Modern English drama and poetry; Shakespeare; women writers; gender and sexuality studies
My dissertation, titled “Big Women, Small Men: The Erotics of Size in Early Modern English Literature and Culture,” theorizes size as a performable category of identity and argues that attention to scale can change the ways we understand other categories such as gender, age, and social status. Drawing on a range of written and visual texts, including drama, poetry, letters, speeches, and paintings, I show that performances of size work as a powerful tool for both men and women in early modern literature who seek to re-work restrictive social and sexual categories.
Education & Interests:
- Ph.D., Early Modern English, University of California, Davis (degree expected June 2013)
- M.A., English, University of California, Davis (degree conferred June 2010)
- B.A., English, University of Illinois, (completed May 2007)