BA English Language and Literature (Oxford, 1988); M.Phil. in English Studies (Oxford, 1990); D.Phil. (Oxford, 1994)
Christopher Tower Student and Tutor in Medieval Poetry in English (2004-onwards)
1985-1991: Jesus College, Oxford; 1991-2: University College; 1992-94: St. Anne's College as Fulford JRF; 1994-5: Keble College (lecturer); 1995-98: Somerville College (Lecturer). From 1998-2004 I was Lecturer in Medieval Literature and Culture in the School of Humanities, University of Southampton.
Old and Middle English language and literature, with particular emphasis on medieval poetry; The English Language.
Late medieval English (particularly fifteenth-century) literature and culture (authors include Langland, Hoccleve, Audelay, Pecock, Skelton, More); scholasticism/humanism and their impact on vernacular writing; relationships and exchanges between 'clerical' and 'lay' literary and intellectual cultures during the period; the influence of medieval French poetry (particularly Guillaume de Deguileville) on English writing in this period.
Writing poetry; yoga and meditation; film; contemporary classical and popular music of various countries; educating myself in art history, the history and practice of Buddhism, and Brazilian culture.
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