Early Career Researcher, Medieval French

I have just completed a six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship at Freie Universität Berlin with EXC Temporal Communities, where I undertook an individual research project called Making Sense/Making Time.


From April to August 2020, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with The Values of French project at King's College London.

I am a specialist of medieval French literature. My PhD thesis (awarded 1 July 2020), ‘The Anachronic Manuscript: Voices of the Past in BnF fr. 17177’, focuses on the intersection of temporality and materiality with regard to a thirteenth-century French manuscript. I am currently revising my thesis into a monograph entitled The Anachronic Manuscript: Voices, Networks, and History in a Medieval French Book.

I am interested in theoretically-oriented approaches to medieval texts, particularly when this relates to manuscript materiality. Other interests include: the distinction between history and fiction in the Middle Ages; testimony and trauma; philology; compilatio; medieval reception of the ancient past; ecocriticism; emotion and affect; the philosophy of Jacques Rancière and Jean-Luc Nancy; and the digital humanities.

© Henry Ravenhall 2021