Dr Naomi Baker

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

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Naomi Baker studied at the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester, where she completed a PhD dissertation on early modern women's autobiographical writing. She held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-03), during which she completed a critical edition of the two earliest known English conversion narratives, both of which were written by women. She has subsequently taught and researched at the University of Manchester and has been a visiting academic at the University of Queensland (2019). 

She teaches and researches English Renaissance literature and culture, with a particular focus on the intersections of literature and theology, and has published widely on early modern English drama, literature and life writing. Her first book examined representations of ugliness in early modern culture and she is currently completing a book on Shakespeare and Augustine.

She is an editorial board member of the journal Literature and Theology. 

Supervision areas:

English Renaissance drama and literature, seventeenth-century religious writing, literature and philosophy, literature and theology.

Past and current areas of supervision include projects on English Renaissance drama, early modern devotional poetry, seventeenth-century life writing and early Quaker writing. 

Please get in touch if you are interested in postgraduate study in any of the areas mentioned above.

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