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Marina Leslie

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Associate Professor Emeritus of English

Marina Leslie retired from the English Department at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. 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. During her time at Northeastern, she served on the Executive Board of the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University and co-chaired 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.

  • Education

    PhD, Yale University

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