Helena Kaznowska

Personal statement

After completing her AHRC-funded DPhil in English at the University of Oxford in 2018, Helena moved to Santiago, Chile, where she worked as a Research Associate in art history. In 2019 she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Early Modern) at Bath Spa University.

Her wide-ranging interests embrace early modern poetry, drama and prose; art, crafts and architectural history; epistolary communication and manuscript sources; feminist literature and theory; the history of reading and book history.

During her final year at Oxford she was awarded the Chancellor’s Essay Prize and the Gordon Duff Prize for bibliographic studies.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons)
  • MA
  • DPhil (Oxon)

Professional memberships

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching specialisms

  • Early Modern Literature and Material Culture
  • Manuscript and Print Cultures; Book History
  • Women's Writing; Feminist Writing

Book chapters

‘Women are from Venus: Addressing Women’s Agency with Classical Allegory’, in More than Merely Passive: Addressing the Early Modern Audience, ed. John Decker and Mitzi Kirkland-Ives (Routledge, 2021)

Research and academic outputs

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Stories between storeys: the uses of stairs to gain domestic control

Kaznowska, H (2020) 'Stories between storeys: the uses of stairs to gain domestic control.' Early Modern Literary Studies, 29. ISSN 1201-2459

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