Dr Devani SINGH
Senior Research Associate
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Devani Singh is a book historian whose research spans the late medieval and early modern periods. She was educated at the universities of Toronto (BA, Hons), Oxford (MPhil), and Cambridge (PhD), where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Her monograph Chaucer's Early Modern Readers: Reception in Print and Manuscript is forthcoming from CUP, and she is currently Principal Investigator on the project 'To the Reader: The English Preface in Print, c. 1475-1623', for which she holds an 'Ambizione' grant (2019-2023) from the Fonds National Suisse.
With Lukas Erne, she is co-editor of the first critical edition of the printed commonplace book Belvedere (1600). In addition, she collaborates with the University of Geneva's Bodmer Lab, a digital humanities initiative that aims to catalogue, digitise, and study the collections of the Fondation Martin Bodmer in Cologny, Geneva.
Chaucer's Early Modern Readers: Reception in Print and Manuscript (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
Bel-vedére: A Critical Edition [with Lukas Erne] (Cambridge University Press, 2020). See https://www.unige.ch/belvedere/.
Shakespeare in Geneva: Early Modern English Books (1475-1700) at the Martin Bodmer Foundation [with Lukas Erne] (Editions Ithaque, 2018).
‘Dedications, Epistles to the Reader, and Prefatory Custom in Printed English Playbooks, 1559-1642’, Review of English Studies 72, issue 304 (2021), 280-300.
‘The Progeny of Print: Manuscript Adaptations of John Speed’s Chaucer Engraving’, Digital Philology 9.2 (2020), 177-98.
“Newly Discovered Shakespeare Passages in Bel-vedére or The Garden of the Muses (1600)”, Shakespeare 16.1 (2020) [with Lukas Erne], 14-22.
“Caxton and his Readers: Histories of Book Use in a copy of The Canterbury Tales (c. 1483)”, Journal of the Early Book Society 20 (2017), 233-49.
“‘in his old dress’: Packaging Thomas Speght’s Chaucer for Renaissance Readers.” Chaucer Review 51.4 (2016), 478-502.
“‘alle his fetures folȝande, in forme þat he hade’: Recovering the Body and Saving the Soul in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” The Lancaster Luminary: Textual Bodies 2 (2010), 47-55.
Short Articles and Notes
‘An Unreported Chaucer Epitaph in English’, Notes and Queries 68.1 (2021), 51-59.
‘John Rastell (printer)’, in The Chaucer Encyclopedia, eds. Richard Newhauser, Vincent Gillespie, Jessica Rosenfeld, and Katie Walter [Wylie-Blackwell, forthcoming].
‘John Speed’, in The Chaucer Encyclopedia, eds. Richard Newhauser, Vincent Gillespie, Jessica Rosenfeld, and Katie Walter [Wylie-Blackwell, forthcoming].
‘Manuscript anthologies’, in The Chaucer Encyclopedia, eds. Richard Newhauser, Vincent Gillespie, Jessica Rosenfeld, and Katie Walter [Wylie-Blackwell, forthcoming].
‘Bel-vedére (1600) and the Dates of Thomas Combe’s Theater of Fine Devices and Dunstan Gale’s Pyramus and Thisbe’, Notes and Queries 66.3 (2019), 467-69 [with Lukas Erne].
“Trading in 'Shakespeare'”, Cambridge Quarterly 43.1 (2014), 80-85.
“Imagining the World of Early Print.” JHIBlog: The Blog of the Journal of the History of Ideas. March 23, 2015. Online at: http://jhiblog.org/2015/03/23/imagining-the-world-of-early-print/