"Prior to the establishment of the network, scholars working in the field of early modern women's writing in Australia were quite isolated and disconnected [...] but what we've been able to do is bring together a broad range of well-known scholars from across Australia, as well as international scholars who are at the top of their field and run similar networks internationally. This joining of the minds has allowed us to become a really effective network. We've held a lot of activities including national and international conferences and symposia and have really built our reputation in the field."
- Associate Professor Rosalind Smith
Associate Professor Lilley has published widely on early modern women’s writing, contemporary poetry and contemporary pop culture. Her poems appear regularly in Australian and international literary journals and she has published three books of her own collections and edited other collections. Her research interests include early modern literature and culture, literature and cinema, rhetoric, queer and feminist theory.
Research interests are in early modern poetry and poetics (including Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert and Milton), early modern women’s writing, writing of the English Civil War and Restoration, early modern manuscript and print culture, theories and practice of editing, gender and literature. Sarah was the conference chair and organiser for the ANZAMEMS biannual conference in Wellington, February 2017.
Research interests in early modern literature and culture, including literature and politics, print and manuscript culture, literature and sociability, pastoral, satire and travel-writing. Michelle is the director of the Early Modern Research Centre (EMRC), a very active international centre for early modern studies. The EMRC hosts a very popular annual international and interdisciplinary conference each July, as well as a range of other events, and hosts various research projects at the University of Reading.
Sue Wiseman’s research interests are in Renaissance and seventeenth-century writing and culture. Specific current interests include the writing of night 1540-1650 and, particularly, investigation of the places of the 'English Renaissance'. She is interested in the literature of change and transformation; women's writing; writing of the early seventeenth century and writing of the Civil War. She runs the London Renaissance Seminar with Dr Elizabeth Scott-Baumann.