Brandon Chua is a post-doctoral research fellow for the CHE project based at the University of Queensland. He works mainly in the field of 17th-century literature. He is currently researching the literary responses to the major political upheavals of the later seventeenth century. He is interested in how literary writers engaged pressing political crises of legitimacy and obligation in a period that also saw an unprecedented development and proliferation of new forms of print culture. His research focuses on the affective dimensions of political obligation through examining how traditional literary forms adapted to the rise of a politicised individual psychology that threatened to displace traditional moral understandings of political and self government.
The Passions and Political Obligation in Later Stuart England