Elizabeth Swann

fellow
FELLOW
University of Durham
Lizzie Swann is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies at Durham University. Her research interests focus on the relationships between literature, natural philosophy, and theology in England, circa 1500-1700; she is particularly interested in the ways that literary texts represent knowing and knowledge as a sensory, embodied, and passionate set of practices and experiences. Her publications include a monograph, Taste and Knowledge in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2020). She is currently working towards two new books, provisionally titled Knowledge and Power: A Polemical History, and Error and Ecstasy: The Ends of Knowledge in Renaissance England.