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Clodagh Murphy

PhD Candidate

C.M. Murphy
+31 71 527 2874

Clodagh Murphy is a PhD candidate on the ERC consolidator project FEATHERS at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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As part of the FEATHERS project, my research investigates the secretaries of Queen Elizabeth I. By analysing scribal influence on the Elizabeth's English-language letters, my research explores the professional relationship between secretary and employer, analyses the Queen's authorship, and works to create a working definition of the early modern secretary.

Curriculum Vitae

2019-2020 Research Assistant at UCL's Centre for Editing Lives and Letters on the 'Book Owners Online' project (https://bookowners.online/Main_Page).

2018-2019 Early Modern English Literature: Text and Transmission (MA), King's College London

2015-2018 English Literature (BA), University of Sheffield

Teaching Activities

Academic year 2021-2022
Literature 2: English Literature, ca. 1550-1700 (BA year 1, semester 2)

Circulating Sex: Authorship & Textual Production in Early Modern England (MA, semester 1)

Key publications

'The Melborne Manuscript', Lost Plays Database (with Daniel Starza Smith), 2019 https://lostplays.folger.edu/Play_about_the_Duke_of_Florence_(BL_Add_MS_88878)

PhD Candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Moderne Engelstalige letterkunde

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B0.18



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