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Dr Emily Rowe received her BA in English literature from Aberystwyth University in 2015, her MA in Renaissance Literature from the University of York in 2017, and her PhD from Newcastle University in 2022. She has previously taught at Newcastle University and lectured at the University of Manchester, before joining King's as a lecturer in September 2022.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Early modern prose, drama, and print
  • Material culture
  • Ecocriticism
  • Urban history and labour in literature
  • History of English
  • Military literature

Selected publications

  • “Satire, What Is It Good For?: Satire and War in Thomas Nashe and Thomas Dekker’s Prose”, Explorations in Renaissance Culture 48.1 (2022): 90-119. [Open Access]
  • “Materiality”, The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Early Modern Women’s Writing, ed. Patricia Pender and Rosalind Smith (Palgrave, 2022)


Emily teaches early modern poetry, drama, and prose on undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Expertise and public engagement

Emily is the founder of the Early Modern Metals Network, a network that brings together researchers interested in metals across the early modern world.

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