I am a third year PhD student, interested in the Middle Ages. In 2007, I earned a Master's degree in Medieval English literature from the University of York Centre for Medieval Studies, where I wrote my dissertation on the different forms of madness in the French Romance of Tristan and the Old Norse Tristrams Saga. From 2007 to 2009, I was a research and transcription assistant for the Online Froissart Project, based at the University of Liverpool. During this time I participated in the International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle (2008), where I gave a paper about scribal corrections of dialectal features in the manuscripts of Froissart's Chronicles. I also published a book review on Richard II: the Art of Kingship (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1999) for the Bulletin Codicologique, Centre International de Codicologie, in 2009. As part of my work on the Froissart Project I did a close study of Morgan Library MS M.804, a manuscript of Froissart's Chronicles that is particularly unusual for its prominent use of heraldry in the decoration. This study was included in the exhibition materials of "Jehan Froissart: Chroniqueur de la Guerre de Cent Ans" at the Musée de L'Armée in Paris, April 2-July 4, 2010.
My interests are broad, including grammar and poetry; scholasticism, erudition, and education in the middle ages; madness and the oneiric in the middle ages and the 20th century; and the relationship of word and image in the middle ages and the 20th century. My prospective dissertation will treat the pedagogical character of 12th and 13th-century literature.
This year I am attending the MLA conference in Seattle, presenting a paper entitled, “The homs prims in the Razos de Trobar: A paradigm of troubadour knowledge,” as part of the Occitan panel on poetry and knowledge.