Thesis Title: Forms of Devotion: Voice, Structure, and Literary Form in the Writings of Richard Rolle
Supervisor: Vincent Gillespie
Research Interests: Medieval English literature; medieval Latin literature; late medieval spirituality; Richard Rolle; mysticism; exegesis and Biblical commentary; literary and critical theory; medieval European literature and culture; the carnivalesque; folk culture; reading practices; the history of the book
Doctoral Research: My DPhil thesis is titled 'Forms of Devotion: Voice, Structure, and Literary Form in the Writings of Richard Rolle'. It aims to offer a fresh examination of the writings of Richard Rolle by exploring Rolle's use of structure, voice and form in relation to his social and intellectual contexts.