Jaime Goodrich is a Professor of English at Wayne State University.  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 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.


PhD, English Literature–Boston College (2008)

BA, Classics and English–Smith College (2001)



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. (Accepted for publication, 41 pp.)

“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.

Book Chapters

“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.  (Accepted for publication, 27 pp.)

“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. (Accepted for publication, 21 pp.)

“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.



Blog Posts


    Writing Habits: God, Text, and Community in English Benedictine Convents, 1600-1800 (monograph)

    The Babylon of Brussels: Spiritual Controversies among English Benedictines, 1609-1642, eds Jaime Goodrich, Laurence Lux-Sterritt, and Paul Arblaster (scholarly edition)

    Catherine Magdalen (Elizabeth) Evelyn, The Writings of an English Poor Clare (scholarly edition)

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