Michelle L. Wolfe

WSRP Research Associate 2011-2012

Research project

The Gender Reformation: Clerical Marriage and Clerical Manhood in Early Modern England

This project examines the shift from a celibate priesthood to a married ministry in early modern England. It will study the interaction of early modern religious authority with sexuality and masculinity. And it will explore the role played by clerical wives in the evolving identity and functions of England's Protestant clergy.

WSRP lecture

The Pulpit, the Altar, and the Phallus: Clerical Masculinity and Religious Conflict in Post-Reformation England


HDS 2241: Reformation Masculinities and Confessional Sexualities, 1450-1700 (Fall 2011)