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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)


The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.

We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact:

Dr Natalie Goodison

Contact Dr Natalie Goodison


Natalie. J. (Moore) Goodison completed a BA at the University of North Carolina in 2010 majoring in English with a minor in Creative Writing and was the first person to graduate with a minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. While there, she received a number of scholarships including the Philips Scholarship, the St. Andrew Society Award, and the Johnson and Garland Scholarship, and completed scholarly work on the influence of the Black Death on Medieval iconography in Europe in 2009. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the work of Herman Melville and his influence from Shakespeare. In 2011 she completed her masters in Medieval Studies at Edinburgh University with a thesis focusing on the French and English Breton Lay. 

In the fall of 2016, she completed her PhD at Durham under the supervision of Corinne Saunders. Her thesis was entitled 'Supernatural Transformations in Medieval English Romance'. Her other research interests include the sacred and the secular in medieval literature, hagiography, medievalism, intertextuality, and 19th and 20th century children's literature. Natalie has edited a volume of conference proceedings, and has two forthcoming publications: one on the Fair Unknown romance in Europe, and the other on medievalism in 20th century children's literature. She continues to tutor within the English department and has done so since 2012.