Gender, Race, Emotions and Text-Image Relations in Fifteenth-Century Burgundian Prose Epics and Chronicles
University of Liverpool
Dr Rebecca Dixon
Dr Pollie Bromilow
My current research is in the field of the History of Emotions, in particular in the later prose texts produced at the court of Philip the Good of Burgundy (r. 1419-1467). These are versions of verse texts from earlier centuries, reworked for a fifteenth-century Burgundian audience, which often took the form of lavishly illuminated manuscripts, so my research also focuses on text/image relations. I am interested in French epics and chronicles from across the Middle Ages, especially texts that deal with the themes of crusading, cross-cultural relations, and the identity categories of gender, race and religion.
I have presented my research on crusading, emotions and gender in numerous fora, both online and in person.
I have given papers at the Société Rencesvals (British Branch) every year since 2019, and I am PGR/ECR representative for the Branch. In 2022, I gave a paper at the inaugural conference of the SSME (Society for the Study of Medieval Emotions) for which I am also PGR/ECR representative. I have also presented at research seminars of organisations including the nwms (North West Medieval Studies network) and NNSC (Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades).
Review of Le Dit du berceau au tombeau (xiiie–xve siècle). Sous la direction d’ Isabelle Delage-Béland et Anne Salamon. (Rencontres, 542; Civilisation médiévale, 47.) Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2022. 178 pp.Le Dit du berceau au tombeau (xiiie–xve siècle). Sous la direction d’ Isabelle Delage-Béland et Anne Salamon. (Rencontres, 542; Civilisation médiévale, 47.) Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2022. 178 pp. French Studies, Apr 5, 2023
Review of Jane Bliss, An Anglo-Norman ReaderReview of Jane Bliss, An Anglo-Norman Reader, Leeds Medieval Studies · Jan 6, 2023