I always hate writing ‘about me’ or intro posts. They’re so awkward but I guess that they are somewhat necessary!
I’m Amy, a book blogger from the UK. I’ve been running a book blog for almost as long as I’ve been studying English literature at university (which is a long time) and I’ve recently started writing research-style blog posts.
I am currently in the process of creating a research blog to share my PhD research but I’ll still be sharing my research interests here too. My current research interest are:
- Early modern era English literature
- English Reformation(s)
- Restoration era adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays
- Gothic literature
- Eighteenth-century English literature
- Circulating libraries
- Book history
- Literary history
- The history of witchcraft in Europe
- Women writers throughout history
- Danse macabre
I fell in love with early modern literature when I was just 16 after reading Thomas Wyatt’s Whoso List to Hunt but I’ve found myself entrenched in researching early modern revenge tragedies for the last five years. I often write about death, religion, and how the two intersect on the early modern stage. It’s more fun than it sounds, I promise!As for blogging, I mainly focus on classic literature but I am trying to branch out into contemporary literature. I’m always looking for recommendations, both classics and contemporary, so feel free to tell me your favourite book!
Please note: I am not accepting review requests at the moment because of my workload. I’ll review my circumstances at the end of 2021 but until then I will not reply to unsolicited emails or messages.
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