Tessa Crossley

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College: College of Humanities

First year PhD student and recipient of a Vice-Chancellor's scholarship.

Having begun my academic studies in the Theology and Religion department at Exeter, my PhD research will investigate John Milton's reading of the Bible. While Milton's work is widely recognised to be saturated with biblical references and allusions, my PhD aims to further the investigation of Milton's biblical engagement beyond its use as a literary source towards a systematic study of Milton's theology of scripture. 

I have presented papers on Milton's biblical engagement in his masque Comus at both the British Milton Seminar and the Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, and I am currently working on a paper concerning Milton's notion of a conversive marriage in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre