Thesis Title: Poetic Ecologies: Space, Place and the Non-human in Old English and Old Norse Verse
Supervisor: Professor Carolyne Larrington
Research Interests: Old English and Old Norse poetry; ecocriticism; space theory; manuscript studies; material philology
Doctoral Research: My thesis is a comparative study of the relationship between space, place, and the monstrous Other in Old English and Old Norse verse. I examine the ways in which the physical, non-human environment is defined by its typically monstrous and hostile inhabitants, and how human social space is in part construed by its opposition to these non-human places and the Others who dwell in them.