My doctoral research (2012-16) stemmed from a combined interest in medieval dream vision poetry and early modern women’s writing. This led to my AHRC-funded doctoral research project (completed 2016), entitled ‘The Early Modern Dream Vision (1558-1625): Genre, Authorship and Reception’: the first full-length investigation into the ‘afterlife’ of the dream vision in the period spanning 1558-1625.
My research has since expanded to look at other examples of visionary literature and its reception, with a particular focus on the legacy of Edmund Spenser’s Complaints (1591). I am currently preparing these findings for monograph publication.
I have also published articles on servant writing and the literary representation of Mary Queen of Scots, and I am in the process of preparing several more articles deriving from my doctoral research. In addition to my main research interests, I am also interested in modern historical fiction, particularly the representation of the poet Aemilia Lanyer in historical fiction by women.