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My research focuses on sixteenth- and
seventeenth-century English literature, with special interests in the
material and cultural histories of the book; poetry and poetics; and
early modern theories of aesthetic style, value, and periodization.
am currently at work on a book that shows how habits of collecting
short poems came to direct literary craft and interpretation in the
century after Tottel’s "Songes and Sonettes" (1557). In gathered poetry
by Gascoigne, Whitney, Spenser, Donne, and Shakespeare, poets and
stationers developed an experimental poetics that could connect the
literary imagination to the period’s evolving textual practices.
also in the early stages of a second project, largely on Shakespeare,
that considers the dramatic reuse of history and poetry anthologies as
an impetus for self-consciously minor writing.