Early Modern
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Dr Rosalind Smith

Associate Professor Rosalind Smith

Rosalind Smith is Associate Professor in English at the University of Newcastle. Her primary field of research is Renaissance Literature, specialising in women's poetry, specially the relationship between genre, politics and history in the period.

Dr Patricia Pender

Dr Patricia Pender

Patricia Pender is a lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her active research areas are in early modern literature, particularly in women's writing, and feminist literary history and theory.



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  • Dr Mike Nolan (French)
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  • Julie Robarts (Italian)

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