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Academic Background

I came to UEA in 2019, after having taught English literature from 650 to 1550 at the University of Oxford. I grew up in Belgium and completed my BA (Hons) at McGill University in Montreal, followed by an MPhil and DPhil at Exeter College, Oxford.

In my research, I primarily work on medieval romances and historical texts in Middle English, Insular French, and Latin. I am interested in multilingualism, historiography, material culture, and the relationships between literature and cultural geography, especially borders and boundaries, displacement, migration, travel, intercultural contact and exchange, national/regional/local identities, and conceptions of home.

My monograph, Writing Regional Identities in Medieval England: From the Gesta Herwardi to Richard Coer de Lyon (2020), examines how medieval texts depict and construct identities for those living in regions of cultural contact. I have also published articles on medieval lyrics and romances, and I co-edited Discovering William of Malmesbury (2017).

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford


Award Date: 27 Feb 2017

Master of Philosophy, University of Oxford


Bachelor of Arts, McGill University