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Dr Louise Wilson

0151 291 3571
Arts and Humanities

I am Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, with particular research specialisms in early English and European prose fiction, book history, the history of reading, translation, and medical humanities. I came to Liverpool Hope in 2015 after five years at the University of St Andrews where I was firstly MHRA Research Fellow in English Renaissance Translation and then a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. Before that I worked as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Geneva. I have a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, and an MA (with Distinction) and PhD (funded by the AHRC) from the University of York.

I am the editor (with Helen Smith) of Renaissance Paratexts (Cambridge University Press, 2011; paperback, 2013) and (with Neil Rhodes and Gordon Kendal) of English Renaissance Translation Theory (MHRA, 2013); I was a researcher for Lukas Erne's Shakespeare and the Book Trade, 1594-1623 (Cambridge University Press, 2013), and I've published a number of articles and book chapters on the early modern translator Anthony Munday, chivalric romance, and publishing and reading fiction in sixteenth-century England and Europe.

I am currently completing a monograph, Reading for Pleasure in Early Modern England, a critical edition of Anthony Munday's translation of the Portuguese romance, Palmerin of England, and a study of eighteenth-century readers of Munday's translation of Amadis de Gaule. I am Associate Editor of the MHRA Tudor and Stuart Translations series, and a member of the European research team working on a three-year project funded by the Spanish government on 'The Spanish Romance of Chivalry in English Translation: Anthony Munday and Early Modern Culture in Europe'. I was a fellow of the Folger Shakespeare Institute in Washington DC in 2015-16.

I would be interested in supervising postgraduate work on early modern literature and culture, particularly on prose fiction, translation, the history of the book, and transnational and material cultures of reading.


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