A specialist in the literature and culture of the later medieval court of Burgundy, I came to Liverpool in 2013 having previously taught at Exeter, Manchester, and Leeds, where I was also a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow.
My principal area of expertise concerns literature and visual culture in pre-modern France, especially the court of Burgundy in the period 1450–1530. I focus in particular on a corpus of romance texts known as the mises en prose, working extensively on the material and narrative aspects of these works, and the role of the manuscript books which contain them as objets d’art at court. I also specialize in cross-cultural literary studies, including translation and adaptation studies, and have a particular research interest in the history of dress in France and Belgium from the medieval to the modern periods.
I would be interested in hearing from potential research students with interests in:
• Medieval literature in French (1100-1500)
• The Burgundian court in the fifteenth century
• The illustration of francophone vernacular manuscripts in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
• The history of dress in France and/or Belgium in all periods
- Early Career Fellowship (Leverhulme Trust, 2009)