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Stephanie Russo specialises in early modern and eighteenth-century women's writing. Her work has focused on exploring representations of politics, monarchy, power, and revolution. She has published widely on a range of female novelists of the eighteenth century, including Jane Austen, Mary Robinson, Frances Burney,  Charlotte Smith, Sarah Fielding, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Eliza Haywood. She is particularly interested in recovery work on non-canonical women writers of the eighteenth century, such as Helen Craik and Sarah Harriet Burney.

Her current research is focused on exploring the ways in which Anne Boleyn has figured as a symbol for a whole range of ideas about sex, history, politics, gender, religion and power. She is writing The Literary Afterlife of Anne Boleyn for Palgrave Macmillan's Queenship and Power series (due to be completed in 2020). This project will span five hundred years of writing about the Tudors, from the work of Sir Thomas Wyatt, to contemporary literary, televisual and digital texts. 

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Outputs 2011 2019

At the border of life and death: the ghost of Anne Boleyn

Russo, S., 1 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Parergon : journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Austen approved: Pemberley digital and the transmedia commodification of Jane Austen

Russo, S., 2019, Bicentennial essays on Jane Austen's afterlives. Bautz, A. & Wootton, S. (eds.). Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, (Historical Women's Writing).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Contemporary girlhood and Anne Boleyn in Young Adult fiction

Russo, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Girlhood Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Domesticating Charlotte Corday: Helen Craik's Adelaide de Narbonne and private vengeance

Russo, S., 2019, Portable prose: the novel and the everyday. Cogle, J., Fischer, N. C., Saleh Rofail, L. & Smith, V. (eds.). Lanham: Lexington Books, p. 111-125 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Infanticide in Mary Hays's Memoirs of Emma Courtney and Victoria Cross's Anna Lombard

Russo, S. & O'Brien, L., 19 Jun 2019, In : Explicator.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review