Claire Preston

Professor of Renaissance Literature, Queen Mary University of London

The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 2015)
Sir Thomas Browne: The World Proposed (Oxford, 2008), edited with Reid Barbour.
Bee (Reaktion, 2006)
Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early-Modern Science (Cambridge 2005)
Edith Wharton's Social Register (2000)

Recent awards:
British Society for Literature and Science Prize 2015
British Academy Research Development Award (2008)
Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2008)
Rose Mary Crawshay Prize (British Academy, 2005)

Current research:
Literature and scientific investigation in the 17th century

General editor of the complete works of Sir Thomas Browne (8 vols), forthcoming from OUP 2020-2022.

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