School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Dr Niamh Kehoe-Rouchy

Teaching Fellow in Medieval Literature


I completed my MA and PhD in Medieval Literature at University College Cork (Ireland). While completing my PhD I tutored undergraduate students on medieval literature and the Old English language. I joined Newcastle University as Teaching Fellow in Medieval Literature in January 2019.


My research interests are in Old and Middle English literature, particularly hagiographic narratives. My PhD thesis examined how Old and Middle English saints' lives were translated from their Latin sources from c.900-1300, with a focus on the (changing) translation of humour within these texts. More specifically, I explored how the use of humour can inform our understanding of the changing constructions of sanctity from pre- to post-Conquest England. 


I am covering Dr. Aditi Nafde's teaching for 2019 while she is on research leave for her AHRC project "Manuscripts After Print, c.1450-1500".

SEL 3090 Chaucer, Chivalry, and Heresy in the Middle Ages (module leader)

SEL 2219 Monsters, Miseries, and Miracles: Heroic Life in Old English Literature (module leader)

SEL 2210 Independent Research Project

SEL 1004 Introduction to Literary Studies 2

SEL 1023 Transformations