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Holly Riach

PhD candidate

H.A. Riach
+31 71 527 2540

Holly Riach is a PhD candidate working on the ERC consolidator project FEATHERS at the Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society

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My research project is entitled 'Literary Scribes, Male and Female, c.1558-1642' and forms part of the ERC-funded FEATHERS project, '(Fe/Males and their Scribes): Authorship and the Mediation of Voices, c.1558-1642'. As the literary branch, my research explores literary manuscript miscellanies and asks what they can tell us about early modern scribal agency and creativity. Investigating the use, transcription, and adaptation of texts by scribes, this project intends to dissect and redefine the role of the author in the early modern period and to unearth the voices of secular female authors who, until now, remain largely understudied.

Curriculum vitae

2019-2020 MLitt: Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture, University of Glasgow

2015-2019 Joint Honors MA in English Literature and English Language and Linguistics, University of Glasgow

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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