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Marina Leslie

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Associate Professor Emeritus

Marina Leslie is a retired Associate Professor Emeritus of English at Northeastern University. She is the author of Renaissance Utopias and the Problem of History and co-editor with Kathleen Coyne Kelly of Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Her essays appear in such journals as Semiotic Inquiry, Genre, College English, Renaissance/Reformation, She serves on the Executive Board of the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University and co-chairs the Women and Culture in the Early Modern World Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University. She is currently finishing a book manuscript provisionally entitled “Begetting Crimes,” a study of the criminalization of female productive and reproductive labor in 17th-century English print culture.

  • Renaissance Utopias and the Problem of History
  • Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (co-edited with Kathleen Kelly)
  • “Antipodal Anxieties: Joseph Hall, Richard Brome, Margaret Cavendish, and Cartographies of Gender” in Genre
  • Essays in College English, Utopian Studies, and Semiotic Inquiry
  • Education

    Ph.D. Yale University

  • Contact

  • Address

    407 Holmes Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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