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Insular BooksVernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain$

Margaret Connolly and Raluca Radulescu

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265833

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.001.0001

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(p.ix) Notes on Contributors

(p.ix) Notes on Contributors

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  • Marianne Ailes is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Bristol. She has edited the crusade chronicle, Ambroise’s Estoire de la guerre sainte, and has published a book on the Chanson de Roland, as well as numerous articles on chronicle and chansons de geste. She is currently President of the Société Rencesvals British Branch.

  • Julia Boffey is Professor of Medieval Studies in the Department of English at Queen Mary, University of London. Her interests include Middle English verse, especially lyrics and dream poetry, and the relationships between manuscript and print in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.

  • Keith Busby is Douglas Kelly Professor of Medieval French Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been Visiting Professor at the École Nationale des Chartes, Paris, and Museum Fellow at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In addition to numerous articles on medieval French literature, his publications include Gauvain in Old French Literature (1980), a critical edition of Chrétien de Troyes’s Perceval (1993), Les manuscrits de Chrétien de Troyes (co-edited, 1993), and Codex and Context (2002). His current major project examines the use of French in medieval Ireland.

  • Ardis Butterfield joined the English faculty at Yale as a professor of English in July 2012. Previously she was Professor of English at UCL, a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow (2008–11), and a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford (2010–11). Her most recent book, The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language and Nation in the Hundred Years War (2009) won the 2010 R. H. Gapper prize for French Studies. She is currently engaged in three projects: an edition of medieval English lyrics for Norton, a book on lyric form in the Middle Ages, Living Form: Chronologies of Medieval Song, and a biography, Chaucer: A London Life.

  • Margaret Connolly teaches at the University of St Andrews. She is a general editor of The Mediaeval Journal and of the series Middle English Texts (published by Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg). Her most recent publication is Index of Middle English Prose, Handlist XIX: Manuscripts in the University Library, Cambridge (Dd–Oo) (2009). She has also published editions of Middle English religious prose texts, the monograph John Shirley: Book Production and the Noble Household in Fifteenth-century England (1998), and, jointly with (p.x) Linne Mooney, a collection of essays, Design and Distribution of Late Medieval Manuscripts in England (2008).

  • A. S. G. Edwards is Professor of Medieval Manuscripts in the School of English at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is interested in manuscripts and printed books of the late medieval and early modern periods in England.

  • Susanna Fein is Professor of English at Kent State University and editor of The Chaucer Review. She has published widely on medieval English literature and manuscripts. Her books and essay collections include Robert Thornton and His Books (2014, with Michael Johnston), Chaucer: Contemporary Approaches (2010, with David Raybin), John the Blind Audelay, Poems and Carols (2009), My Wyl and My Wrytyng: Essays on John the Blind Audelay (2009), Studies in the Harley Manuscript (2000), and Moral Love Songs and Laments (1998).

  • Phillipa Hardman is Reader in Medieval English at the University of Reading. She has edited The Heege Manuscript (2000), Medieval and Early Modern Miscellanies and Anthologies (2003), Women and Writing, c. 1340–c. 1650 (2010), and Christianity and Romance in Medieval England (2010), and has published numerous articles on late medieval English literature and its manuscript context.

  • Dafydd Johnston is Professor of Welsh and Director of the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth. He has published extensively on the history of Welsh literature, specialising in textual studies of medieval poetry. He has recently been involved in two Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded projects which have produced electronic editions of the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym and Guto’r Glyn: http://www.dafyddapgwilym.net (2007) and http://www.gutorglyn.net (2012).

  • Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan was formerly Head of Manuscripts and Visual Images at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. A specialist on Middle Welsh prose narrative and translation, she is currently editing the Arthurian section of the Chronicle of Elis Gruffydd. Recent publications include An Index of Images in English and Welsh Manuscripts: Welsh Manuscripts and English Manuscripts in Wales (2011).

  • William Marx is Reader in Medieval Literature and Manuscript Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, and has published mainly in the fields of medieval theology and literature, manuscript studies, devotional literature, and medieval vernacular chronicles. He has edited a number of medieval texts, is one of the general editors for the series Middle English (p.xi) Texts (published by Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg), and serves on the Council of the Early English Text Society. He is a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

  • Carol M. Meale is Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol. Previously at York, at Bristol she was co-Founder and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies. She has published widely on the production of manuscripts and early printed texts and their reception, patronage and audiences, Middle English romance, and medieval women.

  • Ad Putter teaches at the English Department and the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Bristol, where he is Professor of Medieval English Literature. He has written extensively on English, European, and Latin texts of the Middle Ages, and on metre. His monographs include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance (1996) and An Introduction to the Gawain Poet (1997). He has also edited, with Elizabeth Archibald, The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend (2009), and, with Myra Stokes, The Works of the Gawain Poet (2014).

  • Raluca Radulescu is Reader in Medieval Literature at the School of English of Bangor University and co-Director of the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities). She has published widely on the reception of medieval romance, chronicle, and political writing in the late medieval period. Her publications include two monographs, The Gentry Context for Malory’s Morte Darthur (2003) and Romance and Its Contexts in Fifteenth-century England: Politics, Piety and Penitence (2013), and edited collections of essays on, among other, gentry culture (2005), the Brut chronicles (2006), genealogical literature (2008), and medieval identity (2014).

  • Wendy Scase has published widely on late medieval English manuscripts and Middle English literature. She has edited The Vernon Manuscript: A Facsimile Edition of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet. a. 1, Bodleian Digital Texts 3 (2011) and The Making of the Vernon Manuscript: The Production and Contexts of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet. a. 1 (2013). She is Geoffrey Shepherd Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Birmingham.

  • Andrew Taylor is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa. He specialises in the history of chivalric culture, leisure reading, and minstrel performance. He is the author of Textual Situations: Three Medieval Manuscripts and Their Readers (2002) and The Songs and Travels of a Tudor Minstrel: Richard Sheale of Tamworth (2012), and the co-editor of several (p.xii) volumes, including the Broadview Canterbury Tales (2008), The Future of the Page (2004), and The Idea of the Vernacular: An Anthology of Middle English Literary Theory, 1280–1520 (1999).

  • Emily Wingfield is a lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham. She completed her doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford in 2010 on ‘Manuscript and Print Contexts of Older Scots Romance’ and subsequently held a junior research fellowship at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Her extensive publications on Older Scots literature include a monograph on The Trojan Legend in Medieval Scottish Literature (2014).

  • Deborah Youngs is Associate Professor in Late Medieval History at Swansea University. She has published widely on the social and cultural history of England and Wales, c. 1350–c. 1550. Her interest in secular miscellanies of the English gentry initially focused on the manuscript of the Cheshire gentleman Humphrey Newton and her research was published in Humphrey Newton (1466–1536): An Early Tudor Gentleman (2008). More recently she has documented the surviving manuscripts of Henry, Lord Stafford, and published The Letter Book of Henry, Lord Stafford (1501–1563) (2012).