Publications include:

Books - in Print


Early Modern English Noblewomen and self-starvation: ‘The skull beneath the skin’

(Routledge, August 2019).



Chapters - in Print


• Watching Elizabeth Eating: power and the politics of penetration’ in Suzanne Scholz, Daniel Dornhofer, eds, Spectatorship at the Elizabethan Court (Vittorio Klostermann, Frankfurt, 2013) pp.22-45.

• ‘Katherine Grey’, ‘Jane Lumley’, ‘Margaret Radcliffe’, in Carole Levin, Anna Riehl Bertolet, Jo Eldridge Carney, eds, A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen: Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650 (Ashgate, November 2016), pp. 111, 267, 584.

• ‘Microserfs’ in Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Writers and their Work, Geoff Hamilton, Brain Jones, eds (New York, Facts on File, 2010), 267-269.


Refereed Journals – Articles


• ‘“The skull beneath the skin”: Women and Self-Starvation on the Renaissance Stage’ in Shakespeare Jahrbuch (Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, 145/2009) pp.106-123.

•  ‘Katie Green’ and ‘Neil Gaiman’ in Meg John Barker, Joseph de Lappe, Caroline Walters, eds., ‘Mental Health in Comics’, special issue of Asylum, 22(1 -4), 2015.

• ‘Fisting and feasting, or metamorphosis by the mouthful: food, sex, power and the female body in the erotic fiction of Pat Califia’ in STET (journal published by Kings College London), June 2012.

• ‘Entering Elizabeth’ in Assuming Gender (online journal published by the University of Cardiff), Vol 1, Issue 1, Spring 2010.

• ‘Daughters, Defiance and Death: Jane Lumley and Euripides’s ‘Iphigenia,’” in genre: Women, Sexuality, and Early Modern Studies, CSULB, vol 28, 2008, pp.109-125.





• Review of A Woman Killed With Kindness (directed by Katie Mitchell for the National Theatre) in Shakespeare, Vol 8, Issue 1, April 2012, pp. 92-95.

• Review of Joan Fitzpatrick’s Shakespeare and the Language of Food in Times Literary Supplement, 24th March 2011.

• ‘What’s a play without a woman in it?’: review of Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy (directed by Mitchell Moreno for Doublethink) at the Arcola Theatre, Hackney, October 2009) in Shakespeare, Vol 6, Issue 2, June 2010, pp.267-270.

• ‘The Trouble With Jane’, review of Leanda de Lisle, The Sisters Who Would Be Queen, in Times Literary Supplement , May 22nd 2009, p.10.

• ‘Owain and Catherine’, review of Vanora Bennet, Blood Royal, in Times Literary Supplement July 3rd 2009, p.21.

• Review of Sarah Dunant’s Sacred Heart in Times Literary Supplement, August 7th 2009, p.25.

• Review of Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy (directed by Melly Still) at the National Theatre, London, 2008, in Shakespeare, Vol 4, Issue 4, Dec. 2008, pp.425 – 428.

• Review of Thomas Dekker and John Webster's Westward Ho (directed by Andrea Kantor for Paper and String) at the White Bear Theatre Club, London, April 2008, in Shakespeare, Vol 4, Issue 3, Sept. 2008, pp.332-335.



Refereed Conference Papers


• ‘Manliness and Beastliness: sex, food and masculinity in Edwardian public school fiction’, at Devouring Men: Food Masculinity and Power, University of St Andrews, 4 September 2020.

• ‘I’ll starve myself to death!’  – Self-starvation, self-assertion, and women’s violence against the self in early modern England,’  at Gender and Violence in the Early Modern World, Women’s History Network at the University of Cambridge, 23 November 2019.

• ‘”This miserable and wretched body of mine”: women’s emotions, food refusal and the gendered body in early modern England,’ at Gendered Emotions in History conference, University of Sheffield, 29 June 2018, and workshop with Professor Barbara Rosenwein, 11 September 2018.

• ‘Sifting through the ashes: exploring the social circle of the country house at Brodsworth Hall’ at White Rose Humanities Research Network Travel and Transport conference, University of York, 10 September 2016.

• ‘‘At dinner, supper or in taverns’: food and community in early modern England’, invited speaker at Concepts of Community conference, University of Sheffield, 21-22 March 2016.

• ‘Elizabeth Eating (or not): food and the body as means of communication’, Royal Bodies conference, Royal Holloway, 2-4 April 2012.

• ‘Fisting and Feasting: femininity, desire, and the iconography of the female body in hardcore BDSM pornography,’ at (Image)ining the Female Body conference, University of Sussex, October 29th 2010.

• ‘Women and self-starvation: materialising the spiritual’ at Materialising the Spiritual, Society for Renaissance Studies conference, York, 16-18 July 2010.