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Ms Charlotte Potter

Post:Doctoral Researcher (Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies)
Other posts:Research student (English)
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I am a third year CHASE-funded PhD student working on the cultural construction of virginity in early modern England. My thesis explores how metaphors are used to conceptualise virginity and the virgin body in Tudor and Stuart drama, and conversely, how virginity and the virgin body are used as a metaphor across early modern culture more broadly, intersecting with contemporary religious, legal, and medical discourses.



Doctoral researcher 


MPhil Renaissance Literature, University of Cambridge (2016-2017)

MA (HONS) English Literature, University of St Andrews (2011-2015)