Kate De Rycker

Kate De Rycker completed her PhD entitled Recycling Pietro Aretino: the posthumous reputation of Europe's first professional writer in 2014, as part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Text and Event in Early Modern Europe (TEEME) at the Universities of Kent and Porto. During her PhD, Kate interned in the research department at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, where she is also a Globe Education Lecturer. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University and an MA from King’s College London. As of October 2015, Kate will be the Research Associate on the Thomas Nashe Project at the University of Newcastle with Prof. Jennifer Richards, working on a new edition of Nashe’s complete works, to be published by Oxford University Press. 

Kate’s work is interdisciplinary, and informed by literary studies and book history in the early modern period. Her main research is on the mediation of writers’ posthumous reputations by collaborators such as editors, translators, and readers. She is also interested in relational methodologies such as histoire croisée and network theory, and the way in which the digital humanities allow us to explore and display academic research.


Recent publications include:

Rycker, Kate De. “Translating the Ragionamento: reframing Pietro Aretino as the castigator of courtesans.” Literature Compass 12.6 (2015): 299-309. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lic3.v12.6/issuetoc

Rycker, Kate De. “'The Italian Job: John Wolfe, Giacamo Castelvetro and printing Pietro Aretino.” Specialist Markets in the Early Modern Book World. Richard Kirwan and Sophie Mullins, eds. Leiden: Brill, 2015. 241-56.

Rycker, Kate De. Book review of The Immaterial Book: Reading and Romance in Early Modern England by Sarah Wall-Randell. The Sixteenth Century Journal 45.2 (Summer 2014).

Rycker, Kate De. “‘Rather than not be Mistress of a World...I have made One of my own’: Margaret Cavendish, the Royal Society, and the construction of scientific evidence.” Ex certa scientia: English Literature and the Disciplines of Knowledge, Early Modern to Eighteenth Century. Jorge Bastos da Silva and Miguel Ramalhete Gomes, eds. Forthoming.