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.  Her current research focuses 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 a maître assistante (lecturer) in English at the University of Lausanne, and has held posts at 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