Victoria E. Burke is Associate Professor of English at the University of Ottawa.  She has published widely on early modern women’s manuscript writing, and especially on women’s miscellanies.  Her most recent publications treat how late seventeenth-century women read Katherine Philips (in the journal Women’s Writing), and the topic of “mise-en-page” in lyric collections (in A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts, published by Routledge).  She is a series editor for “Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World” published by Amsterdam University Press (  She is currently completing a monograph provisionally called Collecting, Compiling, and Creating: Manuscript Writing by Seventeenth-Century Women.