Kate Allan

University of Oxford

Kate Allan is a third-year DPhil student of Early Modern English Literature at Exeter College, University of Oxford. She completed an MA in English at the University of St Andrews followed by an MSt in English (1550-1700) at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research considers the engagement of seventeenth-century women poets with contemporary scientific culture and the alchemical poetics of their male contemporaries. She is a convenor of the Oxford English Graduate Forum and her work is forthcoming in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Early Modern Women’s Writing.

Nupur Patel

University of Oxford

Nupur Patel is a third-year DPhil student of Early Modern French at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. Following her completion of a BA in History and French, followed by an MSt in Medieval and Modern Languages (French) at the University of Oxford, she began her doctoral research in 2018 as a Kingsgate doctoral scholar. Her research considers responses to modesty in the works of four sixteenth-century French women writers, as well as networks of male and female collaborators who support the entry of women writers in print. She was recently the graduate convenor of the Oxford Early Modern French Seminar and has taken part in a number of access and outreach projects, including the Modern Languages Outreach and Engagement project funded by the British Academy.

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