British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow,
University of Cambridge

Current & Past Projects

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Publications and Presentations

Monographs

The Anachronic Manuscript: Voices, Networks, and History in a Medieval French Book (in preparation)

Tactile Communities: Touch and the Experience of Medieval French Manuscripts (in preparation)

PhD Thesis

‘The Anachronic Manuscript: Voices of the Past in BnF fr. 17177’ (awarded 1 July 2020)

Digital Editions

Interpretive edition of the Orient II section of the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César in BnF fr. 20125 (link)

Interpretive edition of the Alexander section of the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César in BnF fr. 20125 (link)

(with Hannah Morcos, Simon Gaunt, Simone Ventura and Maria Teresa Rachetta) Semi-diplomatic editions of BnF fr. 20125 and British Library, Royal 20 D I (link)

Collaboration on Digital Tools

‘Alignment’, The Values of French (link)

‘Search’, The Values of French (link)

Articles

‘Veiled Reading, Reading Veils: Textile Curtains and the Experiences of Medieval French Manuscripts (1200–1325)’, Digital Philology (accepted). [email me for an author copy]

‘The Date, Author, and Context of the Roman de Silence: A Reassessment’, Medium Ævum, 91 (forthcoming 2022), 70–99. [email me for an author copy]

‘All Roads Lead to Rome: Revisiting the Pairing of the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César and the Faits des Romains in the Thirteenth Century’, Romania, 139 (2021), 5–36. [email me for an author copy]

‘The Untimely Subject: Reporting Discourse and Bearing Witness in Villehardouin's La Conquête de Constantinople and Yannick Haenel's Jan Karski’, Interfaces, 7 (2020), 9–36. [open-access, download here]

‘L'expérience The Values of French Language and Literature in the European Middle Ages’, in ed. Marta Materni, ‘Autour du Roman de Florimont. Approches multidisciplinaires à la complexité textuelle médiévale’, Quaderni di Francigena, 2 (2020), 151–163. [open-acess, download here]

Invited Seminar Papers

2022: Cambridge Medieval English Research Seminar, University of Cambridge. ‘Bookish Attachments: Reading the Touch of Medieval French and Occitan Romance’.

2021: St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies Seminar, University of St Andrews. ‘Between Textual and Emotional Communities? Touch and Medieval French Literary Culture’.

2021: University of Oxford Medieval French Seminar, Maison Française d'Oxford. ‘Feeling Medieval French Literature: Touch, Experience, Materiality’.

Conference and Workshop Papers

2022: International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (online). ‘Assemblages of Time and Matter: Making History in French Manuscripts, ca 1300’. Watch here.

2022: Workshop organised by Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the Uni. of Cambridge, ‘The Medieval Irish Lucan: Text and Context’. ‘The Old French Li Fet des Romains’.

2021: Workshop organised by Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective, Freie Universität Berlin. ‘Touching Communities: Corpus and Communauté in Jean-Luc Nancy’ (with Simon Godart).

2021: Online Medieval French Seminar (hosted by Durham University). ‘Making Sense of the Roman de Troie (with Jean-Luc Nancy)’. Watch here.

2021: Society for French Studies Annual Conference (online). ‘What makes an image intolerable? The affective frames of medieval manuscripts’. Watch here.

2021: International Courtly Literature Society, British Branch Conference, University of Cambridge (online). ‘Benoît in the Veneto: The Roman de Troie of Vatican, BAV, Reg. Lat. 1505’.

2020: Dark Archives 20/20, online conference hosted by SSMLL/University of Oxford. ‘Beyond the Veil: Manuscript Curtains and the Reading Experience, Medieval and Modern’. Watch here.

2019: Workshop ‘Anonymity and Temporality’, Freie Universität Berlin. ‘The Untimely Speaker: Anonymity and Narrative Voice in BnF fr. 17177’.


2019: TVOF Seminar, London. ‘Le manuscrit anachronique: Les voix du passé dans le MS BnF fr. 17177’ (paper presented in French).


2019: International Courtly Literature Society, University of Exeter. ‘The “Histoire atelier” at Soissons and its network’.


2019: Society for French Studies, Royal Holloway University of London. ‘Audible Pasts: Sense and Sound in Medieval French Rhymed Chronicles’.


2019: International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo. ‘The future perfect? Deconstruction, re-assembly and innovation in the manuscripts of the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César’.


2019: Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, Kellogg College. ‘“Tu ne sivis mie la voie dou commencement”: Deviant Politics and Deviant Textuality around the Figure of Pierre de la Broce’.


2018: International Conference, ‘Autour de Florimont. Textualité médiévale et textualité numérique’, Université Grenoble Alpes. ‘The Values of French Language and Literature in the European Middle Ages’ (paper presented in French).


2018: IMS-Paris International Symposium ‘Truth and Fiction’, Paris. ‘Discours rapporté et la “vérité” de l'histoire dans la Chronique du Pseudo-Turpin’ (paper presented in French). Awarded IMS-Paris PhD student prize.


2018: Graduate workshop ‘Foreign Knowledge: Medieval Attitudes towards the Unknown’, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. ‘Foreign languages and the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César’.


2018: The Values of French International Workshop on the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, London. ‘La narration de l'histoire’ (roundtable in French with Michelle Szkilnik and Nicola Morato).

 
2018: Society for French Studies Postgraduate Conference, University College London. ‘L'Histoire se répète: Anachronistic speech in the Eneas of the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César’. 

 

Conference Organisation

2019: London Postgraduate French Conference, ‘Bearing Witness (Témoignages’). [see the conference report in French Studies Bulletin]

2019: The Values of French conference at KCL and British Library, ‘Narrating History across Languages in Medieval Europe’.

2018: The Values of French international workshop on the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César.

2018: The Values of French project seminars (triannual).