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This page reflects a scholar's association with the [[Folger Institute]].
 
This page reflects a scholar's association with the [[Folger Institute]].
 
Merton Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford. He is the author of ''Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric, and Politics 1627–1660 ''(1999); with Henry Woudhuysen, ''The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse'' (1992); and ''Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance ''(1984).
 
  
 
=== Long-term fellowship ===
 
=== Long-term fellowship ===
Lucy Hutchinson’s Memoirs: Life-Writing, History, and Revolution (Mellon, [[Folger Institute 2014-2015 long-term fellows|2014-2015]])
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"Lucy Hutchinson’s Memoirs: Life-Writing, History, and Revolution" (Mellon, [[Folger Institute 2014–2015 long-term fellows|2014–2015]])
  
 
I would work on a study of Lucy Hutchinson (1620-81) as autobiographer and historian, centred on her Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson. This work has long been accepted as a classic of seventeenth-century historical writing, yet its author has remained in the work’s shadows. I propose to relate the Memoirs to new information about her life and to an extensive but neglected canon of other writings, from a translation of Lucretius to religious verse and prose, demonstrating the sometimes surprising combination of strongly secular analysis with Protestant millennialism. I shall consider the Memoirs not just as a work of transcription and familial reminiscence but as the product of a woman intellectual who shaped her experiences in the light of her own combination of literary ambition, religious commitment, political ideology, and family loyalty. I shall explore the ways she negotiated the particular pressures that came from being a woman writing on controversial subjects, a republican with close royalist relatives, and a Puritan deeply interested in an atheistical poet. Study of the Folger’s exceptionally rich primary and secondary sources in seventeenth-century literature and history and of its manuscripts by contemporary women will help to define more closely what was distinctive about her own profile as a writer.
 
I would work on a study of Lucy Hutchinson (1620-81) as autobiographer and historian, centred on her Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson. This work has long been accepted as a classic of seventeenth-century historical writing, yet its author has remained in the work’s shadows. I propose to relate the Memoirs to new information about her life and to an extensive but neglected canon of other writings, from a translation of Lucretius to religious verse and prose, demonstrating the sometimes surprising combination of strongly secular analysis with Protestant millennialism. I shall consider the Memoirs not just as a work of transcription and familial reminiscence but as the product of a woman intellectual who shaped her experiences in the light of her own combination of literary ambition, religious commitment, political ideology, and family loyalty. I shall explore the ways she negotiated the particular pressures that came from being a woman writing on controversial subjects, a republican with close royalist relatives, and a Puritan deeply interested in an atheistical poet. Study of the Folger’s exceptionally rich primary and secondary sources in seventeenth-century literature and history and of its manuscripts by contemporary women will help to define more closely what was distinctive about her own profile as a writer.
  
 
===Scholarly Programs===
 
===Scholarly Programs===
Participant, [[Comus: A Workshop]] (A Spring 2001 Weekend Workshop held on 23–24 March 2001)
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Director, [[Lucy Hutchinson and the Cultures, Politics, and Historiography of the English Revolution (seminar)|Lucy Hutchinson and the Cultures, Politics, and Historiography of the English Revolution]] (Seminar, [[2018-2019 Folger Institute Scholarly Programs|2018–2019]])
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Speaker, [[Political Thought in Times of Crisis, 1640-1660]] (Symposium, [[2016-2017 Folger Institute Scholarly Programs|2016-2017]])
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Participant, [[Comus: A Workshop]] (Weekend Workshop, [[2000–2001 Folger Institute Scholarly Programs|2000–2001]])
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Director, [[Women Intellectuals and Political Ideology in Seventeenth-Century England (seminar)|Women Intellectuals and Political Ideology in Seventeenth-Century England]] (Seminar, [[2000–2001 Folger Institute Scholarly Programs|2000–2001]])
  
Director, [[Women Intellectuals and Political Ideology in Seventeenth-Century England (seminar)|Women Intellectuals and Political Ideology in Seventeenth-Century England]] (A Spring 2001 Semester-Length Seminar)[[Category:Folger Institute]]
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Latest revision as of 10:15, 28 March 2019

This page reflects a scholar's association with the Folger Institute.

Long-term fellowship

"Lucy Hutchinson’s Memoirs: Life-Writing, History, and Revolution" (Mellon, 2014–2015)

I would work on a study of Lucy Hutchinson (1620-81) as autobiographer and historian, centred on her Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson. This work has long been accepted as a classic of seventeenth-century historical writing, yet its author has remained in the work’s shadows. I propose to relate the Memoirs to new information about her life and to an extensive but neglected canon of other writings, from a translation of Lucretius to religious verse and prose, demonstrating the sometimes surprising combination of strongly secular analysis with Protestant millennialism. I shall consider the Memoirs not just as a work of transcription and familial reminiscence but as the product of a woman intellectual who shaped her experiences in the light of her own combination of literary ambition, religious commitment, political ideology, and family loyalty. I shall explore the ways she negotiated the particular pressures that came from being a woman writing on controversial subjects, a republican with close royalist relatives, and a Puritan deeply interested in an atheistical poet. Study of the Folger’s exceptionally rich primary and secondary sources in seventeenth-century literature and history and of its manuscripts by contemporary women will help to define more closely what was distinctive about her own profile as a writer.

Scholarly Programs

Director, Lucy Hutchinson and the Cultures, Politics, and Historiography of the English Revolution (Seminar, 2018–2019)

Speaker, Political Thought in Times of Crisis, 1640-1660 (Symposium, 2016-2017)

Participant, Comus: A Workshop (Weekend Workshop, 2000–2001)

Director, Women Intellectuals and Political Ideology in Seventeenth-Century England (Seminar, 2000–2001)