Sarah Hertz is reading for an MPhil in Renaissance literature at Clare College Cambridge. She has worked as a research assistant at the University of Calgary, designing a first-year digital humanities course and an algorithm to detect rhetorical figures in Shakespeare. Her postgraduate dissertation examines humanist devotional reading practices: specifically, the Little Gidding harmonies, arguing that the materiality of the harmonies is an ontological factor of their being. When she’s not mucking about in Rare Books, she’s writing melancholic prosetry or swimming. Follow her #finalpaperlivetweets @melancholicpoet.