Academic Staff

Dr Patricia Gillies

Staff positionLecturer
Telephone01206 872609
  • BA Hons in History, Northwestern University; Ph.D. French Literature and Language, Thesis in Comparative Literature, Northwestern University
  • Scholar-in-Residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library (1985-1996)
  • Member of:
  • The Cambridge Medieval French Research Seminar (2002-14) 
  • The Comitato scientifico della 'Biblioteca di Studi Inglesi'
    (Edizione di Storia e Letturatura, Rome)
  • Association de C.E.M. Université de Picardie
  • London Medieval Society
  • International Société Rencesvals
  • International Courtly Literature Society

Research interests

Theoretical approaches to literature and art history, Lacanian theory, narratives and apocalyptic figuration in Medieval beast literature, expression and configuration of light in Old French romance, gender/genre implications, narrative structures and the construction of kingship in Old French epic and Medieval and Renaissance analogues, negotiations with primordial figuration in troubadour poetry and parallels in narrative design of other genres, literary tradition and Thomas Hobbes’s Historia Ecclesiastica, issues in modernism, expression and configuration of light in the works of Stephane Mallarmé, Old and Middle English literature, Old Icelandic literature, the theory and practice of literary translation. 

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Additional information

Advisory Board of Dialogoi, a multi-cultural and multi-lingual journal published at the Department of English, Universita di Roma Tre

Fellow of British Higher Education Association

Society for the Study of Medieval Languages.

British Comparative Literature Association

Society for French Studies

Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland.

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