Leah Knight

Faculty of Humanities




Leah Knight

PhD, Queen's University

 

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

Participating Faculty, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Participating Faculty, Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD 

 

Email: lknight@brocku.ca

I teach and research in the areas of early modern poetry and prose, with special interests in the literary and cultural history of books, writing, and reading in Renaissance England. I am the author of two monographs, Of Books and Botany in Early Modern England: Sixteenth-Century Plants and Print Culture (2009) and Reading Green in Early Modern England (2014), which explore some of the historically-specific intersections between the green world and textual culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. My current SSHRC-funded research contributes to the history of reading and early modern women’s cultural studies through my investigation of the variety of material and textual evidence that remains of the reading materials, habits, and experiences associated with Anne Clifford (1590-1676). I would be pleased to supervise students with interests in early modern English literature and book culture.