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University of Exeter

Dr Emma Cayley


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Emma’s research interests lie in medieval French poetry and culture of the period 1350-1500, particularly the court poet and diplomat: Alain Chartier, and the first professional female writer in Europe: Christine de Pizan. She is interested more generally in medieval gender studies; literary and poetic community; text and image relations; the later reception and adaptation of medieval texts and the Middle Ages on film; manuscript studies; the history of the book; and digital humanities. One of her current research projects, The Exeter Manuscripts Project, aims to educate local schoolchildren about medieval literature, manuscripts and the history of the book, through the creation of a smart device App. She is working in partnership with creative media firm Antenna International.

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