Blue demon CROP

Detail from St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 542, fol. 606v.

Dr Mary Flannery is a medievalist and author specializing in the literature and culture of late-medieval England.  She was recently awarded a Marie Curie Research Fellowship to launch a new project on Chaucerian obscenity, which she will take up at the University of Oxford in September 2018. Her past research has focused on the history of emotion, but she has an enduring interest in dangerous and deviant speech, including gossip, fame, blasphemy, slander, or rumour.

Dr Flannery is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and has held posts at the University of Lausanne, Queen Mary University of London, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Carved figures on a building in Arezzo, Italy

John Lydgate and the Poetics of Fame