Elizabeth Clarke is Professor of English Literature in Department for English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. She was the director of the Perdita Project, which resulted in the production of an online database of manuscript writing by early modern women, and of the John Nichols Project, whose four-volume Progresses of Queen Elizabeth I is coming out with OUP in 2013. With Erica Longfellow at Kingston she led a project funded by the British Academy, “Constructing Elizabeth Isham“, which produced an online edition of Elizabeth Isham’s autobiography for her 400th birthday on 28th January 2009. Her latest monograph is Politics, Religion and the Song of Songs in Seventeenth-Century England (Macmillan, 2010) and she is currently editing, with David Norbrook and Jane Stevenson, the second volume in David Norbrook’s OUP edition of The Works of Lucy Hutchinson, ‘On the Principles of the Christian Religion and Other Writings’.
Rachel Dunn is a doctoral student at Columbia University in New York City specializing in early modern poetry and prose. She completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University in 2010, where she began study of Hester Pulter’s manuscript for her senior thesis on Pulter’s devotional poetry. Her dissertation at the University of Oxford subsequently focused on The Unfortunate Florinda, culminating in a master’s degree in early modern English literature. She is now in her third year at Columbia, where she is preparing research related to Francis Bacon, emblematics, the romance genre, and the English Civil War.
Alice Eardley is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Southampton. Her research interests include early modern women’s writing, print and manuscript culture, and the practicalities and politics of editing in print and online. She completed her doctoral thesis on Hester Pulter’s emblem poetry in 2008 and is the editor of Lady Hester Pulter, Poems, Emblems, and The Unfortunate Florinda (Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies; The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe series, 2014). Her work on Pulter has included the development of a student-edited digital edition of a selected poems. She has articles on Pulter published or forthcoming in Studies in English Literature, The Huntington Library Quarterly, and Benjamin Burton and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, The Work of Form (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
Rebekah King is an undergraduate at the University of Warwick in the final year of her English Literature degree. Her modules have included ‘Seventeenth Century: The First Modern Age of English Literature’, ‘Early Modern Drama’, ‘Restoration Drama’, ‘Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time and The Eighteenth Century’. She is currently working on a dissertation investigating Francis Beaumont’s satirical use of heraldry in The Knight of the Burning Pestle, and is completing an undergraduate research scholarship scheme (URSS) on the use of animals in the poetry of Hester Pulter.