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Kristen Poole is a Visiting Fellow for Michaelmas Term 2023. She is the Ned B. Allen Professor of English at the University of Delaware. Her interests lie in early modern literature, especially the history of religion and the history of science. She is the author of Radical Religion from Shakespeare to Milton: Figures of Nonconformity in Early Modern England and Supernatural Environments in Shakespeare’s England: Spaces of Demonism, Divinity, and Drama. She has co-edited several essay collections: with Thomas Fulton, The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage: Cultures of Interpretation in Reformation England, with Lauren Shohet, Early Modern British Literature in Transition 1557-1623, and with Owen Williams, Early Modern Histories of Time: The Periodizations of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England. Professor Poole is currently working on a book about Philip Pullman’s (1965, English) trilogies His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust and their relationship with seventeenth-century science, language, and religion; this book is under contract with Oxford University Press.