Patricia Pender is an Associate Professor in English and Writing at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She is the author of Early Modern Women’s Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty (Palgrave 2012) and "I'm Buffy and You're History": Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Contemporary Feminism (I.B. Tauris 2016). She has edited the collections Gender, Authorship, and Early Modern Women's Writing (Palgrave 2017) and, with Rosalind Smith, Material Cultures of early Modern Women's Writing (Palgrave 2014). She has active research interests in early modern literature, feminist literary history and theory, and contemporary popular culture.