School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Medieval and Early Modern

Medieval and Early Modern

The Medieval and Early Modern research group produces world-leading research and helps support the scholarly structures underpinning wider study of the period.

Our research cluster boasts a wealth of research expertise across the entire period, from Old and Middle English language and literature to fourteenth and fifteenth century literature, the early Tudor era, the sixteenth century, and the seventeenth century. Topics of interest range from the lexical semantics of Old English to the layout of literary manuscripts and commercial book production in fifteenth-century England, from the history of rhetoric to the history of reading aloud, from women’s writing to textual and digital editing.

The cross-School Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) research group brings together colleagues working on the Medieval and Early Modern periods not only in the School of English, but across the Faculty. The Early Medieval, Late Antique, and Byzantine Research Forum also catalyses research at Newcastle that spans the disciplines. Outside the University there is the Newcastle Society of Antiquaries, and the Bernician Studies Group.