My field of concentration is early modern (c. 1500-c. 1700) English literature with cross-disciplinary research and teaching interests in Religious Studies. My work considers the implications of religious change and conflict for literary representations of interiority, exemplarity, and heroism. Her forthcoming book, Imitatio Christi: The Poetics of Piety in Early Modern England (Notre Dame University Press) explores the relationship of the traditional devotional paradigm of â€˜the imitation of Christâ€™ to the theory and practice of literary imitation.
- Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States) 2003
- M.A. in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States) 1996
- B.A. in , Samford University - (Birmingham, Alabama, United States) 1992
- Perry, N. (2015). Turning the Tables: Richard Crashaw Reads the Protestant Altar. Studies in Philology. 112(2), 303-326.
- Perry, N. (2011). The Imitation of Christ in English Reformation Writing. Literature Compass. 8(4), 195-205.
- Perry, N. (2008). The Sound of Silence: Elizabeth Cary and the Christian Hero. English Literary Renaissance. 38(1), 106-141.
- Perry, N. (2006). "Tis heav'n she speakes": Lady religion, Saint Teresa, and the politics of ceremony in the poetry of Richard Crashaw. Religion and Literature. 38(2), 1-23.
- PERRY, N. (2005). Imitatio and Identity: Thomas Rogers, Philip Sidney, and the Protestant Self. English Literary Renaissance. 35(3), 365-406.
- Davis, Karen (2014-12). Rituals of Rehabilitation: Learning Community from Shakespeare Behind Bars. (Master's Thesis)
- Newberry, Julie Nicole (2011-08). Giving and Thanksgiving: Gratitude and Adiaphora in A Mask and Paradise Regained. (Master's Thesis)