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Katherine Hunt


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I work on the literature and material culture of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England, Europe, and the wider world. My current research draws from the histories of art and science to ask how the material and the artisanal—matter and labour—inform early-modern literary production. My book project, The Brazen World: Brass and the Making of English Renaissance Literature, uses brass and bronze as a way to think about processes of formation in early modern literature and culture. My work is published or forthcoming in English Literary Renaissance, The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, The Journal of the Northern Renaissance, and in edited collections from Cambridge, Oxford, Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, and Routledge. I frequently collaborate on projects with Dianne Mitchell (University of Colorado, Boulder) to investigate the ways we read early modern literature now.


I joined UEA in 2022 from the University of York and I have also taught at Oxford University and at Birkbeck where, at the London Consortium, I completed my PhD. Previously, I worked as an Assistant Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Britain. In LDC I teach widely across and beyond early-modern literature, and particularly enjoy working with students on the connections between contemporary and pre-modern writing.

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