Una McIlvenna

Una McIlvenna is Hansen Lecturer in History at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches courses on crime, punishment, and media in early modern Europe, and on the history of sexualities. She has held positions as Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Kent. From 2011-2014 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Australian Research Council’s Centre for the History of Emotions, based at the University of Sydney, where she began her ongoing project investigating emotional responses to the use of songs and verse in accounts of crime and public execution across Europe. She has published articles on execution ballads in Past & Present, Media History, and Huntington Library Quarterly, and is currently working on a monograph entitled Singing the News of Death: Execution Ballads in Europe 1550-1900. She also works on early modern court studies, and is the author of Scandal and Reputation at the Court of Catherine de Medici (Routledge, 2016).

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