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Lisa Di Crescenzo is a PhD candidate in History at Queen Mary University of London. Her doctoral dissertation examines the vernacular-authored correspondence of Luisa Donati Strozzi to her exiled sons in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, as a case study of the life cycle of a patrician émigrée woman and the banished conjugal lineage in Renaissance Italy. Lisa's research is centred on Renaissance and early modern letter writing, women, gender, and the role of émigrée women at foreign courts in the Italian peninsula.

Stephanie Downes is a graduate of the University of Sydney and has been a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne since 2012. She has published on aspects of Anglo-French literary culture and its reception from the Middle Ages through to the modern era. Her forthcoming monograph is titled Reading Christine de Pizan in England, 1399–1929 (Boydell & Brewer). With Stephanie Trigg, she is the co-editor of a special issue of the journal postmedieval, 'Facing Up to the History of Emotions' (2017), and with Andrew Lynch and Katrina O'Loughlin, of Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature (Palgrave, 2015). With Sally Holloway and Sarah Randles, she co-edited Feeling Things: Objects and Emotions through History, to be published by Oxford University Press in early 2018. Her current fellowship is funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Sally Fisher is a PhD candidate at Monash University in the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies. Her PhD research focuses on ambition in fifteenth-century England, using Eleanor Cobham, Elizabeth Woodville, and Margaret Beaufort as case studies. Sally has published a chapter on Margaret Beaufort's signature and her self-fashioning for an edited collection on royal motherhood in Palgrave Macmillan's 'Queenship and Power' series (2016) and a chapter on the household of Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, will appear in an edited collection on elite and royal households (Brill, in press). [End Page 277]

Helen M. Hickey is a researcher at the University of Melbourne. She has published on medieval literature and history, early modern culture, and medievalism. Her recent edited collection, with Helen Dell, Singing Death: Reflections on Music and Mortality, was published by Ashgate/Routledge in 2017. Forthcoming chapters include analyses of the materiality and emotion invested in the relic of La sainte larme in France from its inaugural medieval narrative to the eighteenth century, and re-examination of the impairments of Henry IV, and Henry VI of England, and Charles VI of France, in the light of modern theories of trauma. She is currently writing on environmental and medical aesthetics in medieval and early modern culture. She is a member of the International Health Humanities Network.

E. Amanda McVitty is a historian of English and Anglo-French legal and political culture, focusing on the period between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Her work combines intensive archives-based legal and political history with approaches and methods that consider gender, vernacularity, and ethnicity as categories of analysis. Her recent publications include 'False Knights and True Men: Contesting Chivalric Masculinity in English Treason Trials, 1388–1415', Journal of Medieval History, 40.4 (2014); and '"My name of a trewe man": Gender, Vernacularity, and Treasonous Speech in Late Medieval England', Parergon 33.1 (2016). Amanda received her doctorate in 2016 for a thesis considering treason, manhood, and the English state c. 1397–1424. This was awarded the 2016 Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize by the Canadian Society of Medievalists.

Claire Walker is a senior lecturer in the History Department at the University of Adelaide and an Associate Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She has published a monograph and several book chapters and articles on the exiled English nuns, with her most recent research considering convents, materiality, space, and devotion. Claire also works on the household of Samuel Wesley, Snr and she is co-authoring, with Katie Barclay and David Lemmings, Governing Emotions: The Affective Family, the Press and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Britain (contract with Palgrave Macmillan). [End Page 278]



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