Lecturer in English, Loughborough University
I am a specialist in cultural representations of women, bodies and medicine in early modern England, and completed my PhD in 2010.
To date, my academic research has focused on matters relating to women’s reproductive and spiritual health in the early modern era. Although founded in literature studies, my work is very much interdisciplinary, linking literary, cultural, and historical research. I am currently writing an article on representations of the body in the works of Aphra Behn.
In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed with the moon, who was constantly travelling there in his imagination. Exactly 282 years later, Neil Armstrong...