Publications

Peer Reviewed

My monograph, The Church as Sacred Space in Middle English Literature and Culture will be published by Manchester University Press in January 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 2017), 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’ (forthcoming in Nottingham Medieval Studies, 2017)

‘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

‘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

‘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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