Faculty of English, Université d’Oxford

Faculty of English, Université of Oxford

Directeur/Director : Perry Seamus (seamus.perry@balliol.ox.ac.uk)

Coordonnées/Contact details :  Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UL

Description :

The Oxford English Faculty has an unparalleled number of permanent and research staff working in the medieval period, c. 650-1550, on all aspects of literature and culture. It is a world-class environment for work in the field, which attracts the very best international and UK students, and offers them uniquely rich resources for medieval study.

Key research areas include Old English prose and verse; Anglo-Latin literature; Old Norse literature; post-Conquest literature and the French of England; insular, continental, early and late romance; Arthurian literature; Chaucer; Middle English mystics and mysticism; Middle Scots writing; manuscript study, the material text and the history of reading; early printing; political and cultural history in literary forms and practice; historiography, religious writing and controversy, and theology; translation debates; lyrics; late medieval intellectual history.

Carolyne Larrington works on Old Norse myth, eddic poetry, and fornaldarsögur (legendary sagas) and is presently heading the Interpreting Eddic Poetry Project.
Sian Grønlie works on conversion narratives and the relationship between sagas and saints’ lives.
Heather O’Donoghue is the Vigfússon Reader in Old Norse, a post whose previous holders include Gabriel Turville-Petre and Ursula Dronke. She has just finished a book on the reception of Old Norse myth by English poets, and also works on saga narrative and links between Old Norse and Old English.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Interpreting Eddic Poetry

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