MemberWhitney Sperrazza

I specialize in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English poetry and women’s writing, with secondary expertise in history of science. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas. In Fall 2019, I will take up a position as Assistant Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology. My research explores the relationship between tangibility and intangibility. In my digital work, this relationship informs my efforts to put bodies back into data and to experiment with how technology helps us engage differently with historical literary texts. In my current book project, Perverse Intimacies: Poetry, Anatomy, and the Early Modern Female Form, I explore the heretofore undetected collisions between feminist poetic practice and Renaissance anatomical methods. Perverse Intimacies establishes early modern women writers as active interlocutors within emerging scientific discourses and offers a new definition of poetic form shaped by the informational models of early science.

MemberJaime Goodrich

…Court.” ANQ 24.1-2 (Winter/Spring 2011): 11-20.

“The Dedicatory Preface to Mary Roper Clarke Basset’s Translation of Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History.” English Literary Renaissance 40.3 (Autumn 2010): 301-28.

“Thomas More and Margaret More Roper: A Case for Rethinking Women’s Participation in the Early Modern Public Sphere.” Sixteenth Century Journal 39.4 (Winter 2008): 1021-40.

Book Chapters

“Reconsidering the Woman Writer: The Identity Politics of Anne Cooke Bacon.”  A History of Early Modern Women Writers.  Ed. Patricia Phillippy.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  (Accepted for publication, 27 pp.)

“Common Libraries: Book Circulation and Identity in English Benedictine Convents, 1600-1700.” Women’s Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain: Ownership, Circulation, Reading.  Eds Leah Knight, Elizabeth Sauer, and Micheline White.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. (Accepted for publication, 21 pp.)

“Exiles Abroad.”  The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Lit…

Jaime Goodrich is an Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University and Editor of Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts.  She has published a monograph on early modern Englishwomen’s religious translations (Faithful Translators: Authorship, Gender, and Religion in Early Modern England, Northwestern University Press, 2014).  Her work on women writers has appeared in ANQ, British Catholic History, English Literary Renaissance, Huntington Library Quarterly, Renaissance and Reformation, Sixteenth Century Journal, and several edited collections.  She is the recipient of research grants from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the American Association of University Women, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Catholic Record Society.

MemberKristen Abbott Bennett

I teach Shakespeare, early modern and medieval literature, plus digital humanities at Framingham State University. I am the Project Director and General Editor for The Kit Marlowe Project, launched at the 2018 Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. I served on the scholarly advisory committee for the Folger Institute’s Digital Anthology of Early Modern Drama, and was a Research Partner with Northeastern University’s Women Writers Project. I presently serve on the University of Victoria’s Map of Early Modern London’s Pedagogy Team, and on the Editorial Board of This Rough Magic: A Peer-Reviewed, Academic, Online Journal Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature. My edited collection, Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England (1549-1640), was published in 2015 and I have published several peer-reviewed articles on early modern literature, Chaucer, and digital humanities pedagogies.

MemberSarah Wilma Watson

Sarah Wilma Watson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Haverford College where she teaches courses on Chaucer, Shakespeare, medieval and early modern gender and sexuality, and premodern women writers. Her current book project, Reading Across the Channel: Christine de Pizan in England, France, and Burgundy, examines a transnational community of late-medieval Francophone readers, focusing in particular on the participation of women in cross-Channel literary culture. She is also pursuing a digital humanities project entitled Books of Duchesses: Mapping Women Book Owners in Francophone Europe, 1350-1550 ( in collaboration with Dr. S.C. Kaplan (Rice University) and the Haverford Digital Scholarship team.