Dr Johanna Harris

Research interests

Early modern English literature (1500-1700) in relation to:

  • politics, literature and religion, especially puritanism across the post-Reformation, Civil War, and Restoration periods
  • letters and epistolary culture; classical epistolography
  • early modern women's writing
  • manuscript studies and editing

Key writers of interest:

  • Richard Baxter
  • John Foxe
  • Brilliana Harley (and other members of the Harley family)
  • Andrew Marvell
  • John Milton
  • Thomas Traherne

Literature in the community:

  • reading for 'life'; reading and old age; reading and the literature of 'dying well'; intergenerational communities

I would be willing to supervise in any of these areas.