Dr. Conti teaches a wide range of courses in Renaissance literature, but her primary research interests sit at the intersection of religion and literature in the seventeenth century. Her first book, Confessions of Faith in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), explores the paradoxical relationship between autobiography and polemic in an age of religious conflict. With Reid Barbour, she is co-editing a scholarly edition of Thomas Browne's Religio Medici for Oxford University Press as part of OUP’s Complete Works of Thomas Browne. She is also at work on a second monograph, tentatively entitled “Religious Nostalgia from Shakespeare to Milton.” In addition to those projects, Dr. Conti has published articles on Milton, Donne, Thomas Browne, and Lancelot Andrewes.
Dr. Conti will be on sabbatical for the 2013-14 academic year.