Devils in Silk: Using and Abusing the Law in Late Medieval Culture
Neil Cartlidge studied English Literature at Clare College in Cambridge, completing his doctorate there in 1995. He was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, from 1995 to 1998, before becoming a lecturer at St John's College, Oxford. Appointed Lecturer in Old and Middle English at University College Dublin in 1999, he reached the rank of Senior Lecturer there before taking up a new post in 2006 at Durham University, where he has been Reader since 2009. In 2002-2003, he held an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in the seminar for Medieval Latin Philology at the University of Freiburg. In 2011 he takes up another Humboldt Fellowship, this time in the seminar for English Studies at the Free University of Berlin. Neil's primary research interests lie in the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. He has published a book on the literary depiction of marriage in this period; and a critical edition of one of the best-loved of all Middle English texts - 'The Owl and the Nightingale' - as well as a number of articles in academic journals and edited volumes. He teaches 'Medieval to Renaissance' topics (from Old English to Shakespeare).
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