Research

My research to date has focused on notions of the body forged in the intersections of medical, religious and literary traditions in late medieval England. I am currently working on two different projects: one on the medieval body in time, and another on Middle English literary theory. I have recently completed co-editing a special issue of Textual Practice on 'Prosthesis in Medieval and Early Modern Culture', and I am editor of two essay collections, The Culture of Inquisition in Medieval England (with Mary C. Flannery, 2013) and Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture (2013). I have authored articles on topics such as medieval literary theory, the body, skin, flesh and the senses, and on the work of Reginald Pecock and The Prickynge of Love.

Other particular research interests include: the idea of the vernacular; medieval literary theory; reading and book cultures; pedagogy and epistemology; the body; the senses; William Langland's Piers Plowman; the works of Reginald Pecock.

I'd welcome PhD proposals that relate to any of these areas.