Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth

Discipline: English
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Early Modern Studies

Project Summary

My current research is interdisciplinary, working within the fields of literature and English to consider women's wills as not only historical documents, but also as literature. 

Supervisory Team

I am supervised by Ayesha Mukherjee and Felicity Henderson. 

Wider Research Interests

I am particularly keen on women's experience during the early modern period, and on using primary sources to uncover it. My MA dissertation was on Jane Cavendish and Elizabeth Brackely's A Pastoral which, I argued, they had designed to be performed. I am also interested on women's experience during the Civil Wars.