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About the Project

Folger Shakespeare Library, A Booke of Such Medicines as Have Been Approved by the Speciall Practize of Mrs. CorlyonV.a.388 (ca. 1606), 112-113.  Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 and filtered from original.

Women’s Plague Writing in Early Modern England traces women's role in shaping discourse on pestilence through a survey and analysis of women’s plague writing in England from 1550 to 1700. It investigates how women’s understanding of the disease was gendered and, more broadly, how the textual construction of pestilence was gendered in early modern England. This project is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie global fellowship, taking place at the University of Toronto and Queen's University Belfast.

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