Old English, Anglo-Latin, medieval law, monasticism, exegesis and the history of hermeneutics (both medieval and modern), paleography and codicology, and critical theory
I am a scholar of cultural, religious and intellectual history, early modern and medieval literary and linguistic culture. My publications and research are concerned with the cultural space of eastern, central, and southern Europe, particularly, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Bohemia, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, and Rus. In research and teaching, I deal with topics that include the history of and approaches to language, writing, and literacy; pre-modern historical writing and historical methods; Slavic (Cyrillic, Glagolitic, and Latin) and Greek paleography and cryptography; projects and theories of universal language; and Russian medieval and modern literature and culture. As a medievalist, I am convinced that the mapping of pre-modern Europe into the modern East – West divide creates unnecessary gaps between fields of knowledge that are inherently interconnected and impedes a dialogue between scholars who find themselves working in artificially bounded sub-disciplines. In my research and professional service I try to remedy this situation. In my teaching, I examine medieval literary and historical topics in the context of modern society and help students see their importance in the development of contemporary culture, politics, and social norms. I focus on the study of reading strategies of imaginative texts that leads to the advanced understanding of literature as part of cultural history.
French medieval literature, medieval insular literature, Romanian literature
Medieval French, medieval English, critical theory, Low Countries Studies
Medieval reception of Antiquity; material philology; medieval and early modern translation; text and image studies; memory studies; gender and genre; film medievalisms
Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Medievalism, Digital Humanities, French Studies, Medieval French Literature, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, French Literature
Medieval literature, Chaucer, theology and literature, early Irish poetry, medieval history, manuscript studies, modern medievalisms, history of literary criticism, historical linguistics
Middle English poetry, medieval poetics, medieval romance, narrative/narrative frames, Chaucer, Gower, dream visions, gender studies, medieval drama, Spenser
My research is primarily in the areas of Medieval Literature and its intersection with Medieval Science, Digital Humanities (watch the blog space above) and the cultural afterlife of medieval texts (Medievalism). I also have a long-standing interest in pedagogy that’s informed by my research interests.
Old English language and literature Middle English language and literature Alfred the Great and his circle translation studies medieval geography medieval cosmology early medieval curiosity and wonder