Holly Riach is a PhD candidate working on the ERC consolidator project FEATHERS at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.
Fields of interest
- Early Modern Studies
- English Literature and Culture
- Manuscript Studies
- Women's History
As part of the FEATHERS project, my research investigates male and female literary scribes, c.1558-1642. Taking manuscript miscellanies as my primary source material, I am interested in the forms of agency employed by early modern scribes as they copy, organize, and adapt texts. In doing so, I will explore the creativity involved in literary manuscript production, with an interest in where the role of the scribe and the role of the author diverge and intersect.
Grants and awards
2022-2023: Huntington Library Short-Term Fellowship
2019-2020: MLitt, Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture, University of Glasgow
2015-2019: Joint Honors MA, English Literature and English Language and Linguistics, University of Glasgow
Academic year 2021-2022, semester 2:
Literature 2: English Literature, ca. 1550-1700 (BA year 1)
Academic Year 2022-2023, semester 1:
Humanities Lab: Unheard Voices (BA)
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