Specialization: early modern literature, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, book history
Emily Loney is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Bucknell University. She writes and teaches about 16th- and 17th-century literature, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, and book history. Her current book project, “Preposterous Revisions: Queerness, Textual Editing, and Early Modern Literary Culture” examines the queerness of revision in 16th- and 17th-century English literature. She argues that early modern writers voiced queer subjectivities and intimacies in their revision practices, thereby disrupting the heteronormative logics that framed how textual and authorial futures were imagined. Giving attention to writing practice as a space of queer potential in early modern literature, her book project both reveals an expanded archive of early modern queer feeling and affords a reevaluation of the normative assumptions that have shaped the disciplines of book history and textual editing. She has also recently published articles on the use of fashion as a community-making strategy for 17th-century noblewomen and on the untimely and queer possibilities of the paratextual apparatus of Edmund Spenser’s Shepheardes Calender.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., College of William & Mary
“Preposterous Glossing: Queer Editing and Spenser’s Shepheardes Calender.” The Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 51, no. 4 (Winter 2020): 1033–58.
“Redressing the Past: New Clothes, Old Estates, and Anne Clifford’s Fashioning of Community.” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 15, no. 1 (Fall 2020): 51–72.