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School of English and Drama

Lauren Cantos

Lauren

Breastfeeding, Wet-nursing, and Maternal Agency in Post-Reformation England

Email: l.cantos@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

My doctoral thesis looks at representations of breastfeeding and wet-nursing in a range of early modern texts including drama (mostly Shakespeare), sermons, conduct literature, as well as medical and midwifery guides. My research considers how these representations intersect with contemporary religious beliefs and medical knowledge.

Teaching

I have taught on on Shakespeare (ESH101) and Literatures in Time: Texts and Contexts from the Eighth to the Sixteenth Century (ESH110)

Research

Supervision

Professor Joad Raymond and Professor Andrea Brady