Our next speaker is Dr Laura Ashe (Worcester College, Oxford), who will be giving a colloquium on Monday, 18th February:
‘Self, love, and God: Christina of Markyate and the Ancrene Wisse’.
Dr Ashe works primarily on the literature, history and culture of England during the High Middle Ages, c.1000-1400. Her first book, Fiction and History in England, 1066-1200, was a study of the ideologies of national identity, the genres of romance and chronicle, and the colonial discourses of the English in medieval Ireland. She is currently writing volume one of the new Oxford English Literary History (1000-1350). Wider research interests include romances, saints’ lives, multilingualism, crusading, kingship, sanctity, and chivalry.
The talk will be held at 6pm in the parlour at Magdalene. All are very welcome to join us afterwards at a local restaurant.