Gwyneth Emily Rankin Official Fellow and Lecturer in English
I am currently the Gwyneth Emily Rankin Fellow and Lecturer in English (1550-1830) at Exeter College. My research focuses on prose fiction writing in the 17th and 18th centuries, looking at publication history, issues of authorship and copyright, and the relationship between the romance and the novel. My first monograph, Early Modern Authorship and Prose Continuations: Adaptation and Ownership from Sidney to Richardson (2015), examined the development of sequels by “other hands” in this period, and my current work studies early serial fiction more broadly. I am also interested in paratexts, endings, and in the reception of older romance texts in the 18th century. Find me on Twitter @philistella.