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

Professor Mary Flannery is a medievalist and author specializing in the literature and culture of late-medieval England.  She currently holds a Swiss National Science Foundation Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship at the University of Bern, where she is investigating obscenity in different editions of The Canterbury Tales produced over the last three hundred years. 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.

Professor Flannery has held posts at the University of Oxford, University of Lausanne, Queen Mary University of London, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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