Prospective Thesis Title: 'The Transmission and Reception of John Lydgate's Testament'
Research Interests: Textual criticism, editorial theory, Lydgate, Chaucer, Older Scots, the Wycliffite controversy, beast literature, marginalia.
Supervisors: Prof. Dan Wakelin and Prof. Simon Horobin
Doctoral Research: My thesis project began as an edition of John Lydgate's Testament, and has expanded to encompass a study of that extraordinary text's dissemination through manuscript, print and architecture in the 150 years following its composition. The project speaks to several of my wider research goals: to devise new responses to old editorial challenges; to rehabilitate the Lydgate corpus for literary, historical and textual-critical study; to pursue fresh perspectives on the literary-material output of the fifteenth century in England and beyond.
Publications: 'A Previously Unknown Fragment of the Contemplations of the Dread and Love of God (in a Manuscript Owned by John Leche)', Notes and Queries 64.4 (December 2017), 532–6.