- Notes on Contributors
Alexandra Barratt is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She is developing an interest in medieval manuscripts in New Zealand, having edited a collection of essays, Migrations: Medieval Manuscripts in New Zealand (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2007) with Stephanie Hollis, and is now working towards a handlist to supplement Margaret M. Manion, Vera F. Vines, and Christopher de Hamel, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in New Zealand Collections (Melbourne: Thames and Hudson, 1989). Her current research focuses on manuscript waste in medieval manuscripts and early printed books held in New Zealand institutions.
A. D. Cousins is a Professor of English at Macquarie University. His main area of research is Renaissance literature and culture, on which he has produced thirteen books and many articles. He is currently completing a monograph on Andrew Marvell, and has another book in progress. He is a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to literature and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Leah Haught is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an assistant editor of Medievally Speaking. Her scholarship covers a broad range of medieval literatures and cultures, with a special emphasis on Middle English Arthuriana, as well as the history of genre and gendered behaviour. Her work has appeared in The Camelot Project, Arthuriana, and The Oxford Bibliographies online.
Hugh Hudson has a PhD in art history from The University of Melbourne, where he has been a lecturer and research assistant, and remains an Honorary Research Fellow. He has held internships and fellowships at the State Library of Victoria, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the British Museum. He is a regular contributor to journals including The Burlington Magazine, Master Drawings, and Oud Holland, and has an article forthcoming in the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Recently, he prepared eleven detailed records on medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the State Library of Victoria for an Australian Research Council project. [End Page 325]
Ármann Jakobsson is Professor of Medieval Icelandic literature at the University of Iceland. He is the author of Í leit að konungi (1997), Staður í nýjum heimi (2002; English version currently in preparation), Tolkien og Hringurinn (2003), Illa fenginn mjöður (2009), and Nine Saga Studies (2013), and has also edited Morkinskinna in two volumes for the Íslenzk fornrit series. In addition, he has edited three collections of articles on the legendary sagas of the North and published two novels and one volume of poetry. Currently, he is writing a monograph on medieval Icelandic attitudes towards the paranormal, and continuing to work on the Icelandic kings’ sagas.
Kathleen Neal is Assistant Lecturer in Medieval History in the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash University. Kathleen holds a Master of Studies in Historical Research (Medieval History) from Oxford University and a PhD in neuroscience from The University of Melbourne. She will shortly complete a second doctorate in History at Monash on the role of letters in political communication between the royal government and its subjects in thirteenth-century England. Her wider research interests include medieval theories of grammar and rhetoric, the rise of vernaculars, and gendered participation in political behaviour.
Maria Prozesky ’s doctoral research explores mystical practice in the work of Julian of Norwich, focusing on her recruitment of secular courtly identities for her text’s contemplative and theological purposes. Besides late medieval spirituality, Maria’s other research interests include South African literature of the early twentieth century, and postcolonial and whiteness studies. She currently tutors in late medieval and postcolonial literature in the English Department of The University of Auckland.
Joseph F. Stephenson is an Associate Professor of English at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MA and PhD (English) from the University of Connecticut, where he studied medieval and early modern literature. His dissertation examined the intersections between English drama and Anglo-Dutch geopolitics from Shakespeare to Dryden. Besides teaching and researching early modern drama, Joseph often serves as a dramaturg for theatrical productions of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. [End Page 326]