I have taught in the School of Literature at UEA since 2005 and was appointed as a Postdoctoral Lecturing Fellow in 2010-11. Since 2011 I have been a permanent member of Faculty as a specialist Tutor in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.
I currently convene two modules: Level 3 Medieval Monstrosities and a Level 2 International Summer School module Reading Shakespeare's England http://issuu.com/ueaiss/docs/uea_iss_2015_brochure This year I am also leading seminar groups for Literature in History I, Medieval Writing (to which I contribute lectures), Reading Texts II and Shakespeare.
I am a co-founder and organiser of UEA’s Medieval Discussion Group which meets periodically during term time and aims to facilitate contacts and conversations between medievalists across all Schools at UEA. For more information please email: email@example.com
My first monograph, The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia, is under contract with Boydell & Brewer to be published in 2015.
Key Research Interests
My primary research interests concern the relationship between literature, context and culture, the construction and dissemination of individual and collective identities, relationships between literature and other cultural artefacts, and literature and place.
External Activities and Indicators of Esteem
This list covers primarily the last 12 months and also includes a small selection of my forthcoming engagements:
Feb. 2015, ‘The Most Beautiful Book? Discovering a Hidden Gem from Medieval East Anglia’, Hethersett History Group
Oct. 2014, ‘The Writing on the Wall: A Literary Tour of East Anglian Churches’, a guided tour commissioned by Aylsham Local History Society, 25 paying attendees
May 2014, Online launch of The Julian of Norwich Annotated Bibliography
Feb. 2014, ‘The Dragon’s Tale: Finding Monsters in Medieval East Anglia’, Norwich HEART dragon festival, presentation to c.30 members of the public, in conjunction with LDC students
Nov. 2013, Interviewed on BBC Radio Suffolk about the cult of St Edmund and my forthcoming monograph. I have been invited back when the book is published.
Sep. 2013, ‘The Bury St Edmunds Pageant of 1907’, a talk for CEAS as part of Heritage Open Days, c. 20 attendees
2013-present, Social media co-ordinator for the Centre of East Anglian Studies, UEA
Nov. 2013, ‘How to Make Saints and Influence People: Encountering St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia’, Wuffing Education Study Day, Sutton Hoo (Suffolk), c. 25 paying attendees
October 2012, 'Writing East Anglia: Literature, Space and Place', Wuffing Education Study Day, Sutton Hoo (Suffolk), c. 20 paying attendees
November 2009, 'The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Anglia: Images, Texts and Contexts', Wuffing Education Study Day, Sutton Hoo (Suffolk), c. 20 paying attendees
- Nov. 2010 - One-day medieval workshop for high school students, in collaboration with School of
- 2014-ongoing - Impact Fellow, LDC Medieval and Early Modern Research Group, UEA
- 2010-11 (Autumn semester) - Disability Representative, LDC UEA
- 2010-11 - Equal Opportunities Representative, LDC UEA