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, and the Catholic Record Society. 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/Area of Expertise
Early Modern English Literature (1500-1700)
Early Modern Women Writers
Early Modern Religion
History of the Book
Classical Tradition in English
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- Ph.D., English, Boston College, 2008
- B.A., Classics and English, Smith College, 2001
Awards and Grants
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
Faithful Translators: Authorship, Gender, and Religion in Early Modern England. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2014.
“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
“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.
On leave, academic year 2017-18
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