I am able to offer postgraduate supervision in any of the following areas:
Research Interests: I wrote my PhD on 'Representations of 'place' and 'potential' in North American Travel Literature 1607-1660', focusing on the ways that English authors wrote about landscape, climate, flora and fauna in a variety of printed and manuscript sources. I have started my second major project looking at similar themes for the period 1660 to 1776 and placing American print culture in its wider imperial and Atlantic context.
I have also researched on the history of the book during the early modern period and the changing cartographical representations of the New World.
Monograph: Writing North America in the Seventeenth Century – (Ashgate, 2007)
‘Some Representations of America and their Diffusion in Elizabethan England: O Strange New World reassessed’ in ERAS online journal, volume 2 (Autumn 2001) published by Monash University, Australia: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/eras/edition_2/armstrong.htm
‘The Bookseller and The Pedlar: the spread of knowledge of the New World in Early Modern England 1580-1640’ in Printing Places: Locations of Book Production and Distribution Since 1500, edited by John Hinks and Catherine Armstrong (Oak Knoll & British Library, 2005).
‘‘‘A Just and Modest Vindication”: Comparing the Responses of the Scottish and English Book Trades to the Darien Scheme of 1698-1700’ in Worlds of Print: Diversity in the Book Trade edited by John Hinks and Catherine Armstrong (Oak Knoll & British Library, 2006).
Chapter on the settling of North Carolina from 1663 onwards in Alternate History Series: Rodney P. Carlisle, General Editor, ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2007.
‘‘Virginia’s God Be Thanked’: The Use of Print in England in Response to the 1622 Virginia Massacre’, in Connected by Books, edited by James Raven and Leslie Howsam, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
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