Jaime Goodrich

Jaime Goodrich

Associate Professor


9203.1, 5057 Woodward

Curriculum vitae

Jaime Goodrich



Jaime Goodrich is an Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University and Editor of Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts. She has published a monograph on early modern Englishwomen’s religious translations (Faithful Translators: Authorship, Gender, and Religion in Early Modern England, Northwestern University Press, 2014). Her work on early modern women writers has appeared in ANQ, British Catholic History, English Literary Renaissance, Huntington Library Quarterly, Renaissance and Reformation, Sixteenth Century Journal, and several edited collections.  She is the recipient of research grants from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the American Association of University Women, the Renaissance Society of America, the Catholic Record Society, and the Moore Institute at NUI Galway. Her current research focuses on the writings produced by English nuns in exile on the Continent between 1600 and 1800.  In addition to preparing two book-length editions of works by and about nuns, she is writing a monograph exploring how Benedictine nuns used textual production to create forms of community that could facilitate their relationship with God.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Early Modern English Literature (1500-1700)

  • Early Modern Women Writers

  • Early Modern Religion

  • History of the Book

  • Textual Criticism

  • Translation Studies

  • Classical Tradition in English

  • New Formalism


  • Ph.D., English, Boston College, 2008
  • B.A., Classics and English, Smith College, 2001

Awards and grants

  • 2019 Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowship, National University of Ireland, Galway

    2018-2020 Wayne State, Learning Community Award

    2018 Wayne State, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Award

    2017, Wayne State Humanities Center, Marilyn Williamson Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

    2016-2017 PI, National Endowment for the Humanities, Teaching Shakespeare to Undergraduates

    2015-2016 Collaborator, National Endowment for the Humanities, First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare (PI: Ken Jackson)

    2015-2016 Wayne State, Research Enhancement Program

    2015-2016 Wayne State, Career Development Chair Award

    2015 Wayne State, Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award for Faithful Translators

    2014-2015 Wayne State, Graduate Research Assistant Award

    2014 Wayne State, Humanities Center Faculty Fellowship

    2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar Award, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

    2012 Wayne State, President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

    2011 Wayne State, Josephine Nevins Keal Fellowship

    2010 Wayne State, University Research Grant

    2010 Wayne State, Humanities Center Faculty Fellowship

    2009 Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Literature Prize for “Thomas More and Margaret More Roper: A Case for Rethinking Women’s Participation in the Early Modern Public Sphere”

    2008 Boston College, Donald and Hélène White Dissertation Prize

    2007-2008 American Association of University Women, Dissertation Fellowship

    2007 Catholic Record Society, Andrew C. Duncan Catholic History Trust Grant

    2007 Renaissance Society of America, Research Grant

    2005 Boston College, Donald J. White Award for Teaching Excellence


Selected publications


Faithful Translators: Authorship, Gender, and Religion in Early Modern England. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2014.


“Class, Humanism, and Neo-Latin Epitaphs in Early Modern England: The Funerary Inscriptions of Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell.” Sixteenth Century Journal 49.2 (Summer 2018): 339-68.

“A Poor Clare’s Legacy: Catherine Magdalen Evelyn and New Directions in Early Modern Women’s Literary History.” English Literary Renaissance 46.1 (Winter 2016): 3-28.

“Authority, Gender, and Monastic Piety: Controversies at the English Benedictine Convent in Brussels, 1620-1623.” British Catholic History 33.1 (May 2016): 91-114.

“Nuns and Community-Centered Writing: The Benedictine Rule and Brussels Statutes.” Huntington Library Quarterly 77.3 (Fall 2014): 287-303.

“Returning to Lady Lumley’s Schoolroom: Euripides, Isocrates, and the Paradox of Women’s Learning.” Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 35.4 (Fall 2012): 97-117.

“Mary Tudor, Lord Morley, and St Thomas Aquinas: The Politics of Pious Translation at the Henrician Court.” ANQ 24.1-2 (Winter/Spring 2011): 11-20.

“The Dedicatory Preface to Mary Roper Clarke Basset’s Translation of Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History.” English Literary Renaissance 40.3 (Autumn 2010): 301-28.

“Thomas More and Margaret More Roper: A Case for Rethinking Women’s Participation in the Early Modern Public Sphere.” Sixteenth Century Journal 39.4 (Winter 2008): 1021-40.

Chapters in Books

“Common Libraries: Book Circulation and Identity in English Benedictine Convents, 1600-1700.” Women’s Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain: Ownership, Circulation, Reading. Eds Leah Knight, Elizabeth Sauer, and Micheline White. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018. 153-170.

“Reconsidering the Woman Writer: The Identity Politics of Anne Cooke Bacon.” A History of  Early Modern Women Writers. Ed. Patricia Phillippy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 46-65.

“Exiles Abroad.” The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion. Eds Andrew Hiscock and Helen Wilcox. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 481-96.

“‘Attend to Me’: Julian of Norwich, Margaret Gascoigne, and Textual Circulation among the Cambrai Benedictines.” Early Modern English Catholicism: Identity, Memory and Counter-Reformation. Eds James E. Kelly and Susan Royal. Leiden: Brill, 2016. 105-21.

“Monastic Authorship, Protestant Poetry, and the Psalms Attributed to Dame Clementia Cary.” New Ways of Looking at Old Texts V: Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society. Ed. Michael Denbo. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2014. 193-207.

“Translating Lady Mary Percy: Authorship and Authority among the Brussels Benedictines.” The English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800: Communities, Culture and Identity. Eds Caroline Bowden and James E. Kelly. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013. 109-22.

“‘Ensigne-Bearers of Saint Clare’: Elizabeth Evelinge’s Translations and the Restoration of English Franciscanism.” English Women, Religion and Textual Production, 1500-1625. Ed. Micheline White. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2011. 83-100.

Currently teaching

  • ENG 2200, Shakespeare, 3 credits, Fall 2019

    ENG 5030, Topics in Women's Studies, 3 credits, Fall 2019


Courses taught

ENG 5150, Shakespeare, 3 credits, Winter 2019

ENG 2200, Shakespeare, 3 credits, Fall 2018

ENG 7015, Studies in Shakespeare, 3 credits, Fall 2018

ENG 3110, English Literature to 1700, 3 credits, Winter 2017

ENG 7012, 16th-Century Literature, 3 credits, Winter 2017

ENG 3110, English Literature to 1700, 3 credits, Fall 2016

ENG 5180, Milton, 3 credits, Fall 2016

ENG 2200, Shakespeare, 3 credits, Winter 2016

ENG 7014, 17th-Century Literature, 3 credits, Winter 2016