‘Within and Beyond: Textual Production by English Augustinian Nuns in Exile, 1550-1800’. *
Dr Nicky Hallett
My thesis concerns literary culture at the exiled English Augustinian convents of St Monica’s in Louvain and Nazareth in Bruges, 1609-1807. From ink recipes, to chronicles, letters of spiritual direction, autobiography and printed devotional books, my thesis traces the genesis of literary creativity in two enclosed, but porous convent environments.
* Funded by a Sheffield-British Library studentship.
PhD completed: 2013.
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