Emma Jay earned her Ph.D at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, in 2004, and her M. Phil in English at Lincoln College, Oxford, in 2000. Her scholarly research has already begun to have a significant impact on 18th century studies, both in England and on the Continent. Her study of Queen Caroline’s library, for example, will feature in the 2004 Panizzi Lectures at the British Library, while her papers and dissertation chapter on literarypatronage in the mid-eighteenth century have already begun to be adduced in scholarlystudies from Art History to the History of the Book.
- “Queen Caroline’s Literary Books: Patronage, Canonicity, and Display,” symposium,
- “Women and Material Culture 1660-1830,” Chawton House Library, Hampshire, July 2004.
- “Death, Fame, and Authorship: Literary Responses to Queen Caroline’s Hermitage atRichmond,” seminar on Restoration and Reform, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, May 2003.
- “Queen Caroline: Royal Mother,” conference, “Hanoverian Court Culture in Britain 1714-1760,” Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, April 2003.
- “Stephen Duck: Court Poet,” 32nd Annual British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies(BSECS) conference, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, January 2003.
- “Queen Caroline as a Literary Patron,” 31st Annual British Society for Eighteenth- Century Studies (BSECS) conference, Queen’s College, Cambridge
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