Publications & Talks

Current Projects

Monograph, Women’s Lines: Genealogies in the Medieval Literary Imagination, 1100-1400

Women’s Arts of the Body. Special issue of Medieval Feminist Forum, co-edited with Irina Dumitrescu

Peer-reviewed Publications

(see my page for some e-copies)

“Constructions of Queenship: Envisioning Female Sovereignty in Havelok,JEGP: Journal of English and Germanic Philology, April 2019 (forthcoming)

“Romance and Revelation, Thinking Medieval Romance, eds. Katherine C. Little and Nicola McDonald, (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Blog post on Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon, “Women’s Genealogies, in the (manuscript) margins?”, July 2017

The Authority of Diversity: Le Gracial for the Barking Community,Barking Abbey and Medieval Literary Culture, eds. Jennifer N. Brown and Donna A. Bussell, (Woodbridge, 2012), 210-32

The Patron and her Clerk: Multilingualism and Cultural Transition,” New Medieval Literatures 12 (2010): 23-45

Selected Academic Presentations

“Female Genealogies: Imagining Women’s Power and the Foundation of England in the 14th Century,” public lecture, University of Bonn, May 2018. Post-talk interview:

“Pregnancy and Political Agency: the influence of royal heir-bearers in Athelston,” Kings and Queens 6, Madrid, September 2017

“Women’s Literary Genealogies and Material Texts,” Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon, Bergen, June 2017

“The Literary Genres of Women’s Historical Writing,” Workshop „Sitz im Leben: Text – Kontext – Positionality“, SFB 1167, University of Bonn, June 2017

“Books as Bloodlines: Narrative Objects and the Transmission of Women’s Power,” Mellon Zuckerman Conference, New York City, April 2017

“Inscribing the landscape in the Vie Seinte Osith,” International Medieval Society, Paris, July 2016

“Images of the Woman of Revelation: Spiritual and Secular Maternity,” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2015

“Writing with the Body: Reproduction and Textual Corruption in the Man of Law’s Tale,” Matters of the Word, Barnard College, New York, December 2014

Session chair, Interfaces Workshop: International Networks and National Frameworks of Medieval Studies, Fordham University, New York, October 2014

“Motherhood and Biblical Exegesis in the Romance of Octavian,” Think Romance! Re-conceptualizing a Medieval Genre, Fordham University, New York, March 2012

“Gigantism and the Identity of the Edge: Reading Geomagog in Fouke le Fitz Waryn,” Centre for Medieval & Early Modern European Studies, Auckland University, Auckland, February 2009

The Woman of Revelation 12 from the Trinity Apocalypse (Cambridge, Trinity College, R.16.2), and featured in my article “Romance and Revelation