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- Early Modern Literature, Early Modern History, Women and Crime, Executions, Animal Studies
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Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey is an Assistant Professor of English at Montana State University Billings where she teaches a broad range of literature and writing classes including Shakespeare and Transatlantic Literature. Raised in Missoula, Montana, she received master’s degrees in English and History from the University of Montana before earning a doctorate in English from Washington State University in 2017. She taught at WSU Tri-Cities for three years and then worked as an Assistant Professor of English at Southeastern Oklahoma State University before returning to her home state. Dr. Lodine-Chaffey’s scholarship focuses on early modern cultural understandings of death, public execution, gender, and animals. Her work on these topics has appeared in The Journal of Marlowe Studies, Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques, the Ben Jonson Journal, Parergon, Quidditas: Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, and several edited collections. Her most recent publication “Teaching Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko as Execution Narrative” can be found in Race in the European Renaissance: A Classroom Guide (Arizona Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2023). Her first book, A Weak Woman in a Strong Battle: Women and Public Execution in Early Modern England was published in 2022 as part of the Strode Studies in Early Modern Literature and Culture series (University of Alabama Press).
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“The Queer Death of the Hanged Dog: The 1677 Execution of Mary Higgs’ Mongrel.” Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques 49, no. 1 (Spring 2023): 1-16.
“Teaching Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko as Execution Narrative.” In Race in the European Renaissance: A Classroom Guide. Edited by Anna Wainwright and Matthieu Chapman. 87-108. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2023.
A Weak Woman in a Strong Battle: Women and Public Execution in Early Modern England. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2022.
“David Bowie’s 21st Century Ars Moriendi.” In David Bowie and Romanticism. Edited by James Rovira. 257-276. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.
“‘How sweetly then she on her death-bed lay’: Edward May’s Rhetorical Anatomization of a Woman Burned at the Stake.” In The Spaces of Renaissance Anatomy Theatre. Edited by Leslie R. Malland. 69-88. Washington, DE: Vernon Press, 2022.
“The Year’s Work in Marlowe Studies: 2020.” The Journal of Marlowe Studies 2 (2021): 63-86. https://journals.shu.ac.uk/index.php/Marlstud/article/view/164
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