Peer Reviewed

 My book


My monograph, The Church as Sacred Space in Middle English Literature and Culture was published by Manchester University Press in January 2018.

The book was discussed by Christopher Howse in The Telegraph on Saturday 14th April in his column ‘Sacred Mysteries’.



My article on Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca at 80 was published in The Independent on March 2nd: ‘Why Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca is still popular 80 years on’.

The article was originally published in The Conversation on February 28th until the title ‘Du Maurier’s Rebecca at 80: Why we will always return to Manderley’.

Peer Reviewed Articles

‘“Þe ȝatez stoken watz neuer ȝet”: London, the New Jerusalem, and the Materiality of “Entre” in Pearl and The Pilgrimage of the Lyfe of the Manhode‘, in the ‘London Living Colloquium’ (ed. Matthew Goldie and Sarah Stanbury) in Studies in the Age of Chaucer (forthcoming 2018)

‘Synne to shewe, vs to frame: Representing the Church in Robert Mannyng’s Handlyng Synne’, for a special issue of Leeds Studies in English (forthcoming 2018), edited by Hannah Bailey, Karl Kinsella, and Daniel Thomas (arising out of the Architectural Representation Research Network )

‘The Importance of St Margaret’s Church in The Book of Margery Kempe: A Sacred Place and an Exemplary Parishioner’, Nottingham Medieval Studies, 61 (2017), 197-243.

‘The Crucifix, the Pietà, and the Female Mystic: Devotional Objects and Performative Identity in The Book of Margery Kempe’, The Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures, 41.2 (2015), 208-37 (available open access in the Oxford Research Archive here)

‘Church’, in A Handbook of Middle English Studies, Blackwells Critical Theory Handbooks, ed. Marion Turner (Blackwells: 2013), pp.299-314.

The Book of the Foundation of St Bartholomew’s Church: Consecration, Restoration, and Translation’ in Sacred Text / Sacred Space: Architectural, Spiritual, and Literary Convergences in England and Wales, ed. Joseph Sterrett (Brill: 2011), pp.57-75.

‘Sanctity and the City: Sacred Space in The Life of St Werburgh’, in Mapping the Medieval City: Space, Place, and Identity in Chester c.1200-1500, ed. Catherine A. M.Clarke (University of Wales Press: 2010), pp.114-130.

‘Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde’, in The Cambridge History of English Poetry, ed. Michael O’Neill (Cambridge University Press: 2010), pp. 81-95.

Web Publications

‘Why Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca is still popular 80 years on’, The Independent, March 2 2018 here

‘Du Maurier’s Rebecca at 80: Why we will always return to Manderley’, The Conversation, February 28 2018 here

‘New adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel will leave you wondering long after the credits roll’, The Conversation, June 5 2017, here

My Cousin Rachel and West Horsley Place: Bringing Du Maurier’s Novel to Life’, Daphne du Maurier Website, June 6th 2017, here

Guest blogpost, ‘The Pietà and the Mystic: Devotional Objects and Performative Identity in The Book of Margery Kempe‘, ‘Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon’ blog, November 2015, available here

Recent Shorter Pieces

Rebecca at 80: Reassessing Daphne du Maurier’, forthcoming in The English Review, September 2018.

‘Keeping the Crucifixion in Mind in the York Mystery Plays’, The English Review volume 26 number 3 (February 2016) [supported by teaching notes for A level teachers by Jenni Nuttall, here]

‘Beowulf’ in the theatre programme for Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, Brighton Festival, May 13-15, 2013.

‘Medieval Visions of Blood: Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of the Blood of Christ’, Network: Women, Word, Spirit, 112 (2012), 4-5


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