Stella Achilleos

With undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol (BA in English with Greek Literature, 1997) and graduate studies at the University of Reading (MA in The English Renaissance: Politics, Patronage and Literature, 1998; PhD in English Literature; 2002), Stella Achilleos is now a Lecturer in English at the University of Cyprus. Her research interests lie in the field of early modern literature and culture, focusing in particular on the production and transmission of literary texts in relation to social and political contexts. Her publications have mainly concentrated on seventeenth-century poetry, sociability, and cultural exchange, and include a number of essays on the dissemination of the Anacreontea within various social and political networks in early modern England, with special focus on the appropriation of the genre by Ben Jonson and his ‘sons’ and its use as a royalist marker in the mid-seventeenth century. Her current research concentrates primarily on the practices and discourses of friendship in early modern literature and culture.