Dr Sara Read

Dr Sara Read

Academic, Novelist, Grandma, Dog Walker

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Maladies and Medicine

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Health and Healing in History

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Publications Page

This page is where I’ll put my academic and other publications. If you have any difficulty obtaining any titles do get in touch.

Scholarly books authored

Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Popular books authored

Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s Lives, 1540-1740 (Pen and Sword, 2015)

Maladies and Medicines: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540-1740, co-written with Jennifer Evans (Pen and Sword, July 2017)

Scholarly editions

Flesh and Spirit: An Anthology of Seventeenth-century Women’s Writing, co-edited with Rachel Adcock and Anna Ziomek (Manchester University Press, 2014)

Contributions to scholarly works

To Make Fools Laugh, and Women Blush, and Wise Men Asham’d’, in Humour in the Arts: New Perspectives, co-written with Lyndsey Bakewell (Routledge, 2018)

‘“Pregnant Women Gaze at the Precious thing their Souls are Set on”: Perceptions of the Pregnant Body in Early Modern Literature’, in Perceptions of Pregnancy from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century, ed. by Jennifer Evans and Ciara Meehan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 133-160

Twenty contributions to A Biographical Encyclopaedia  of Early Modern Englishwomen: Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650 (Routledge, 2016)

‘Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673)’, in The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of British Literature: 1660-1789 (Blackwell, 2015)

‘Elizabeth Tollet (1694-1754)’, in The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of British Literature: 1660-1789 (Blackwell, 2015)

‘Elizabeth Clinton, countess of Lincoln’, in Mary Hays, Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803), Chawton House Library Series: Women’s Memoirs, ed. by Gina Luria Walker, Memoirs of Women Writers Part III (Pickering & Chatto, 2014), vol. X

‘“Only Kept up by the Credulous and Ignorant”: Eighteenth-Century Responses to the “Poisonous” Nature of Menstrual Blood’, in Great Expectations: Futurity in the Long Eighteenth Century, ed. by Mascha Hansen and Jürgen Klein (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012), pp. 205-22

Articles in Academic Journals

‘Lady Elizabeth Delaval (1648-1717): Toothworms and Intertextuality’, Notes and Queries, 458-464, September 2017

‘“Gushing out Blood”: Defloration and Menstruation in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Journal for Medical Humanities , 39(2), 165-177. DOI10.1007/s10912-016-9426-0 (December 2016)

‘“My Medicine and Methods”: Mary Trye, Chemical Physician’, Early Modern Woman: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11 (Fall 2016), 137-48

“‘Thanksgiving after Twice Miscarrying”: Divine Will, Women, and Miscarriage in Early Modern England’, Women’s History: The Journal of the Women’s History Network, 2.5 (Summer 2016), 11-15

‘“Before Midnight she had Miscarried”: Men, Women and Miscarriage in Early Modern England’, co-authored with Jennifer Evans, Journal for Family History 40.1 (2015), 3-23

‘“An Expected Gift”: Literary Resumption of Marital Intimacy from Donne to Updike’, Notes and Queries (June, 2013)

‘When Menopause is not Climacteric’, Notes and Queries (June, 2012)

‘“Thy Righteousness is but a Menstrual Clout”: Sanitary Protection and Prejudice in Early-Modern England’, Early Modern Woman: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 3 (2008), 1-26

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