Dr Sajed Chowdhury is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for the Arts in Society.
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’, ‘The Seventeenth Century’ and ‘Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal’.
I am currently completing two monographs: ‘Women Writers and Alchemy in Early Modern Britain’; and ‘The Reception and Circulation of Women’s Writing in Early Modern Manuscript Miscellanies, 1550–1700’ (the latter of which is co-authored with Marie-Louise Coolahan and Erin McCarthy).
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)
- Chowdhury S.A. (2021), Forum: Women and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe Member of editorial staff Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 15(2): 89-92.
- Chowdhury S.A. (2021), Introducing Women’s Alchemical Cultures, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 15(2): 89-92.
- Bourke Evan, Chowdhury S.A., Coolahan Marie-Louise, Empey Mark, Hamrick Wes, Kelly David, Maxwell Felicity, McCarthy Erin, McShane Bronagh & Murphy Emilie (2020), RECIRC: The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700, (National University of Ireland, Galway). [database].
- Chowdhury S.A. (2019), The Poetics of 'Making’ in the Manuscript Writings of Constance Aston Fowler, Seventeenth Century 35(3): 337-361.
- Chowdhury S.A. (2018), Hermeticism in the Poetry of Katherine Philips. In: Coolahan Marie-Louise, Wright Gillian (Eds.) Katherine Philips: Form, Reception and Literary Contexts. London and New York: Routledge. 45-62.
- Chowdhury S.A. (2017), Review of: Line Cottegnies, Sandrine Parageau, John J. Thompson (2016) Women and Curiosity in Early Modern England and France, Renaissance Quarterly 70(3): 1133-34.
- Chowdhury S.A. (2016), Hermeticism in the Poetry of Katherine Philips, Women's Writing 23(4): 465-482.
- Chowdhury S.A. (2012), ‘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(1): 50-76.
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