Dr Newsome is a postdoctoral researcher in Forensic Linguistics at Aston University. Her project investigates linguistic performances of power and persuasion in online criminal interactions. From 2019-2020, she was a postdoctoral research fellow for the Society for Renaissance Studies. During this fellowship, she worked on an edition of the holograph correspondence of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots (1489-1541) (under contract with Camden Fifth Series, CUP). Funded by the AHRC, she completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2019. Her thesis is entitled 'sche sche that schuld be medyatryce In thyr matars’: Performances of Mediation in the Letters of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots (1489-1541). Her research also draws upon methods from historical pragmatics, sociolinguistics, palaeography and material studies.
- Dr Helena Newsome
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