Dr Aditi Nafde
Lecturer in Medieval Literature
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- Telephone: 0191 208 7769
- Address: School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Newcastle upon Tyne
BA (Hons), English Language and Literature (UCL)
MA, Medieval Literature (UCL)
D.Phil, Medieval Literature (Keble College, Oxford)
Whilst completing my doctorate, I held lectureships at Keble, Somerville, Jesus, Oriel, and Magdalen Colleges in Oxford. I was then a lecturer at Harris Manchester and Magdalen Colleges in Oxford and a visiting lecturer at UCL. I joined the School of English at Newcastle University as the Lecturer in Medieval Literature in 2014.
Late medieval literature, especially literary manuscripts and early print; book history; the works of Chaucer, Gower, Hoccleve, and Langland; reading practices and page layout.
My DPhil thesis examined the development of the poetic manuscript page. It focussed on popular texts with extensive manuscript circulation, specifically the earliest surviving manuscripts of the works of Chaucer, Gower, and Hoccleve. I am now writing a monograph based on this provisionally entitled 'Charting the Creation of the Literary Layout: Scribes and the Poetry of Chaucer, Gower, and Hoccleve'.
At the same time, I am working on a new project entitled 'From Print to Manuscript'. This project asks whether new meanings were attributed to the production, perception, and use of manuscripts after the advent of print. As the fifteenth century drew to a close, the introduction of new print practices began to markedly alter readers’ demands. Manuscript production was rapidly changed to fit a shifting market. The project considers how book producers and readers responded to each of the two formats and analyses the social and cultural impact of print on the perception of manuscripts.
SEL 3377 Dissertation in English and History (module leader)
SEL 3090 Chaucer, Chivalry, and Heresy in the Middle Ages (Module Leader)
SEL 2219 Monsters, Misery, Miracles: Heroic Life in Old English Literature (Module Leader)
SEL 2210 Independent Research Project
SEL 1004 Introduction to Literary Studies 2
SEL 1023 Transformations
SEL 8359 Research and Development (Digital Humanities)
SEL 8353 Manuscript, Print, Digital I
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Nafde A, Horobin S. Stephan Batman and the Making of the Parker Library. The Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society 2015, 15(Part 4), 561-582.
- Nafde A, Gorst E, ed. The Trials of the Digital Medievalist (Special issue of Digital Philology). John Hopkins University Press, 2015.
- Horobin S, Nafde A, ed. Pursuing Middle English Manuscripts and Their Texts: Essays in Honour of Ralph Hanna. Brepols Publishers, 2017.
- Nafde A. Stanza Markers in MSS Arundel 38 and Harley 4866 of Hoccleve's Regiment Of Princes. Notes and Queries 2014, 61(1), 15-18.
- Nafde A. To "erre as somme clerkes do"...for "Wher lawe lacketh, errour growth": the division and interpretation of Gower’s Confessio Amantis. In: Sarah Baccianti, ed. Error: Aspects and Approaches. 2014. In Press.
- Nafde A. ‘Hoccleve’s Hands: The mise-en-page of the Autograph and Non-Autograph Manuscripts’. Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History (JEBS) 2013, 16, 49-74.
- Nafde A. Charting the Creation of the Literary Layout: Scribes and the Poetry of Chaucer, Gower, and Hoccleve. 2018. In Preparation.
- Nafde A, Gorst E. The Trials of the Digital Medievalist. The Trials of the Digital Medievalist (Special issue of Digital Philology) 2015, 4(2), 147-159.
- Nafde A. Laughter Lines: Reading the Layouts of the Tale of Sir Thopas. Pecia 2013, 16, 143-151.