Cara Gathern

Cara Gathern

Research Student

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Research interests

My PhD research is interested in representations of the 'Lucrece' (or 'Lucretia') narrative in literature and artwork of the early modern period, between approximately 1520-1665. Examining works by a wide range of writers, designers and artists including William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Talbot (Bess of Hardwick) and Margaret Cavendish, I discuss the politically powerful nature of Lucrece's post-rape testament, and query the potential for Lucrece's (fictional) rape to undermine structures of patriarchy and monarchy within this narrative and other similar works. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MA in English Literature, Culture and Theory, University of Sussex

Award Date: 1 Sept 2018


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