I work across literature, language and the visual arts, with focus on two interrelated research areas: medieval literary language; and medievalism (the reception and creation of notions about medieval art and culture in later historical periods). My work on medieval literature focuses on that of the fourteenth century. I have published articles and book chapters on language, social class and gender in Geoffrey Chaucer's literature, and I am currently completing my first monograph, entitled Chaucer, Language and Identity, about the ways Chaucer's writing represents class, ethnic, sexual, and artistic identities.
I have further published and forthcoming work on the the reception of Chaucer's works in the Renaissance period, and the intersection of literature and visual cultures more broadly in medievalism of the nineteenth century, and the present day. My second book project examines medievalism on stage and screen, from the sixteenth century to today. Across my work in medievalism, I'm interested in how literature reflects, constructs and critiques ideas about cultural heritage, from the local to the global.
I currently supervise PhD work on medieval literature and Victorian medievalism, and am further interested in supervising projects on: medieval literature and language (esp. Chaucer) and medievalism studies broadly conceived.
Academic Support and Feedback Hours: Wednesday 10-11am; Thursday 2-3pm [I'm on research leave in Semester 1, 2022-23].