Biography

I began my current lectureship at UEA in 2014, teaching socio-linguistic modules in Language and Communication Studies, undertaking research in the field of Egyptology, and holding a faculty-wide administration role co-ordinating Outreach activities in Arts and Humanities.

 

In 2012 I completed my PhD in Egyptology at Swansea University, where I also taught on the BA Egyptian History course. My PhD thesis examined social relationships displayed in the Late Ramesside Letters from ancient Egypt using Discourse Analysis and Politeness Theory. In 2013 I was appointed as Visiting Professor of Egyptology at the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University in China, where I taught Middle Egyptian, Late Egyptian, Coptic, and Egyptian Civilization to MA and PhD students. I have had research stays at the American University in Cairo, Leiden University and the FU Berlin.

 

Currently, I manage and coordinate the Historical Politeness Network, which looks to promote politeness research in ancient languages and cultures. More details for this can be found at www.thehistoricalpolitenessnetworkforancientlanguages.com.

All Publications

Ridealgh, K.

(2017)

Prepare British children for life after Brexit – teach them another language,

in The Conversation

(Editorial)

(Published)


Harris, P., Ridealgh, K.

(2016)

Academic involvement in Outreach: Best practice case studies from health and languages,

in Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning

18

(3)

pp. 74-83

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Ridealgh, K. (ed.)

(2016)

Special Issue: Case studies in historical politeness (ancient languages),

in Journal of Politeness Research

12

(2)

(Special issue)

(Published)


Ridealgh, K.

(2016)

Book Review: The Language of Ramesses: Late Egyptian Grammar, by François Neveu, Translated by Maria Cannata.,

in Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections

9

pp. 95-96

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Ridealgh, K.

(2016)

Polite like an Egyptian? Case Studies of ‘Politeness’ in the Late Ramesside Letters,

in Journal of Politeness Research

12

(2)

pp. 245-266

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Ridealgh, K.

(2014)

A Tale of Suppressions and Semantics: Reinterpreting Papyrus Mayer A and the So-called ‘War of the High Priest’ during the Reign of Ramesses XI,

in Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur

43

pp. 359-373

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Ridealgh, K.

(2014)

The Cohesive Nature of the Late Ramesside Letters,

in Journal of Ancient Civilizations

29

pp. 36-49

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Ridealgh, K.

(2013)

Yes Sir! An Analysis of the Superior/Subordinate Relationship in the Late Ramesside Letters,

in Lingua Aegyptia: Journal of Egyptian Language Studies

21

pp. 181-206

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Ridealgh, K.

(2013)

You Do Not Listen to Me! Face-work and the Position of ‘Senior’ Scribe of the Necropolis,

in Journal of Ancient Civilizations

28

pp. 22-40

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Ridealgh, K.

(2011)

Yes Dear! Spousal Dynamics in the Late Ramesside Letters,

in Current Research in Egyptology 2010: Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Symposium .

Oxbow

pp. 124-130

ISBN 9781842174982

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Ridealgh, K.

(2008)

A Brief Analysis of the Representations of Masculinity within a Case Study of Pre-Amarna Eighteenth Dynasty Funeral Art in Ancient Egypt,

in Current Research in Egyptology 2008: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Symposium .

Rutherford Press

pp. 119–128

ISBN 978-0954762254

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My current research examines linguistic manifestations of politeness in a broader range of Late Egyptian letters from the Egyptian New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period. However, I am also interested in social dynamics and decorum, palaeography, semantics, epistolary texts from all periods, and female scribal tradition across the Near East. I also research retention and progression of Widening Participation students in Modern foreign Languages, assessing trends in language progression of WP students in Secondary Education.

 

I am happy to supervise research students in the following areas: historical politeness and socio-linguistics/pragmatics, Ancient Egyptian philology and culture, gender studies, politeness studies, semantics and widening participation in education.

 

 

Administrative Posts

As Director of Outreach, I coordinate Outreach activities for the faculty of Arts and Humanities. This includes developing new Outreach activities, liaising with local schools in Norfolk and Suffolk, supporting students in their studies, and working with academic colleagues to support their Outreach activities. I am also responsible for advising on Widening Participation in the Faculty and am looking at ways to support student success across the Faculty.

Schemes I coordinate include:

  • Language Ambassador Scheme
  • Language Teachers' Network
  • Subject specific mentoring

 

For further information on activities offered to schools, please see www.uea.ac.uk/arts-humanities/about/outreach