Dr Hero Chalmers

BA, DPhil (Oxon)
Seventeenth-century literature with a particular interest in politics and women's writing.
Undergraduate Tutor|Fellow Librarian|Director of Studies, English

Dr Hero Chalmers

Dr Hero Chalmers
Dr Hero Chalmers

Faculty of English


Hero Chalmers teaches for a variety of papers in the English Tripos, spanning Shakespeare, Renaissance literature and Tragedy. She is the author of Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689 (OUP, 2004) and co-editor of Three Seventeenth-Century Plays on Women and Performance (MUP, 2006). She has also published a number of articles on seventeenth-century women writers and, most recently, on Shakespeare and Fletcher's Henry VIII. Forthcoming chapters and articles include '"Romancy-Ladies”: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Romance in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Writing by Women", in Goran Stanivukovic ed., Timely Voices: Romance Writing in English Literature and '"But Not Laughing: Horsemanship and the Idea of the Cavalier in the Writings of William Cavendish, First Duke of Newcastle", The Seventeenth Century, Dec 2017, vol.32, no.4. She is currently completing work on Margaret Cavendish's Orations of Divers Sorts (1662) and embarking on new research into the manuscript and printed poetry of the Newcastle circle.


  • 09 May 2017
    Nearly 600 nominations were received for this year's CUSU Student-Led Teaching Awards. Fellow Dr Susan Larsen was commended by students for innovative teaching this year; Dr Hero Chalmers, Dr Gabriel Glickman and Dr Matt Neal were shortlisted.
  • 28 November 2014
    Fitzwilliam College welcomes three new Fellows: Stuart Middleton, Dr Subha Mukherji, and Dr Hazel Wilkinson.