Dr Sajed Chowdhury is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for the Arts in Society.
Fields of interest
- Early modern studies
- English literature
- Early modern women’s writing
- History of science
Description of my research
My primary field of research is Renaissance literature, specializing in early modern women’s writing, manuscript cultures and the history of science. I have published in these areas in the journals, ‘Textual Cultures’, ‘Women’s Writing’ and ‘The Seventeenth Century’ (forthcoming, April 2019).
I am currently working on two monographs: the first analyzes early modern women writers’ use of alchemical language; the second is a co-authored book (with Marie-Louise Coolahan and Erin McCarthy) which examines the circulation of women’s works in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century manuscript miscellanies.
Prior to joining LUCAS, I was European Research Council Postdoctoral Researcher (2014-18) for ‘RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700’ (https://recirc.nuigalway.ie/) and Modern Humanities Research Association Fellow (2013-14) for the ‘Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700' (https://www.celm-ms.org.uk/).
Grants and awards
2019 – 2021: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (€175,572.48).
2009 – 2012: Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award (£50,000).
2006 – 2007: Arts and Humanities Research Council Postgraduate Award (£12,000).
2000: University of St Andrews Lawson Memorial Prize.
2000: Winner of the Cromwell Association Essay Prize.
1999: Medal in First Year English at the University of St Andrews.
MA (St Andrews), MA, DPhil (Sussex)
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
‘The Poetics of ‘Making’ in the Manuscript Writings of Constance Aston Fowler’, The Seventeenth Century, (2019, in press). DOI: 10.1080/0268117X.2019.1596832.
‘Hermeticism in the Poetry of Katherine Philips’, Women’s Writing (Special Issue: Katherine Philips and Other Writers), 23 (2016), 465-82.
This article is reprinted in Katherine Philips: Form, Reception and Literary Contexts, ed. by Marie-Louise Coolahan and Gillian Wright (London: Routledge, 2018), pp. 45-62.
‘‘Thair is mair constancie in o[u]r sex / Then euer ama[n]g men hes bein’: The Metaphysics of Authorship in the Maitland Quarto Manuscript (ca. 1586)’, Textual Cultures: Texts, Contexts, Interpretation, 7 (2012), 50-76.
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