Dr Diana Barnes researches in early modern literature and culture. Before coming to UQ, Barnes held the S. Ernest Sprott Travelling Fellowship. A University of Melbourne fellowship which funded a year's research abroad. She also worked as a Research Associate with the UWA node of the Centre for the History of Emotions. She has written a book on print letters. She is completing a co-authored book on women's letter writing. She is currently beginning a new book project provisionally entitled The Politics of Civility: Historicising Early Modern Genres of Community.