Early Modern
Research Network

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The Early Modern Women Research Network (EMWRN) is an Australian-based network of scholars which aims to bring the often institutionally-isolated scholars of early modern women's writing into dialogue with others in the field, both within Australia and internationally. EMWRN regularly meets at major conferences, sponsoring panels and symposia, often in conjunction with other early modern networks.

EMWRN represents and investigates the various material contexts which women’s writing was circulated during the early modern era in England, through manuscript, print and oral culture, exploring the production, transmission and circulation of texts from the originary moment of their production to later redactions.


Red manicule pointing right.SAA Conference: EMWRN associates will be attending and presenting papers at the 46th annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America which will be held in Los Angeles in March 2018.

Red manicule pointing right.RSA Conference: EMWRN associates are chairing and organising panels on Complaint for the 64th annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America which will be held in New Orleans in March 2018.

Red manicule pointing right.Emmerson Collection, Linkage Pilot Grant: EMWRN associates met at the State Library of Victoria in February 2018 to further investigate the research potential of the vast Emmerson early modern book collection.

Red manicule pointing right.Seminar: Early modern literature scholar, Emeritus Professor Paul Salzman: Recently appointed School of Humanities and Social Science Professorial Fellow and acclaimed early modern literature scholar, Emeritus Professor Paul Salzman, presented a seminar at the University of Newcastle on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 titled, ‘Scrapbook Shakespeare: James Orchard Halliwell Phillipps and the preparation of a nineteenth-century Shakespeare edition.'

Red manicule pointing right.Lorna Hutson, Merton Professor of English Literature, Oxford University, presents a public lecture at University of Newcastle: EMWRN and the Centre for 21st Century Humanities welcomed leading Shakespeare scholar Lorna Hutson in a public lecture titled ‘The Shakespearean Unscene: Sexual Phantasy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ which was held at UoN’s Sydney City campus on 24th February, 2017.

Red manicule pointing right.YouTube clip: University of Newcastle, PVC FEDUA NeW Directions Video Blog 4 (June 19, 2014): Professor Hugh Craig, from the Center of 21st Humanities, Associate Professor Ros Smith and Dr Trisha Pender of the Early Modern Women Research Network (EMWRN), discuss how to launch a research network and the national and international success of EMWRN.