The PhD representative represents the interests of all PhD candidates within ASH. If you have questions or concerns relating to your wider PhD life, you are most welcome to contact the representative. Ideas for initiatives that may benefit the ASH PhD community are also warmly invited. The representative communicates regularly with the ASH leadership team and the Faculty of Humanities PhD council. The representative is also responsible for organising several social events throughout the year for members of the ASH PhD community.
Anna-Rose Shack's NWO-funded research project entitled "Languages of Vulnerability in Early Modern Women's Poetry", analyses the diverse ways in which sixteenth and seventeenth-century female poets represent and articulate vulnerable selfhood in lyric poetry. This project examines how poets such as Anne Lock, Isabella Whitney, Aemilia Lanyer, Hester Pulter and Katherine Philips engage with discourses of vulnerability as they articulate embodied emotional experience.