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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:

Professor John McKinnell

(email at

Research Interests

  • Durham Medieval Drama Group
  • Durham medieval texts
  • Medieval acting style
  • Old and Middle English poetry
  • Old Norse literature (esp. mythological poetry)
  • Records of early English drama


Authored book

Chapter in book

Edited book

Journal Article

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • John McKinnell (production director), & David Williams (video director) (2004). Hick Scorner. (video of play)
  • Henry Medwall (2001). Nature (ca. 1495). (video of a play)

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • English Literature & Drama: medieval & early renaissance drama
  • English Literature & Drama: Mythology (especially Norse)
  • English Literature & Drama: Viking studies (especially literature)
  • English Literature & Drama: late medieval poetry

Selected Grants

  • 2013: Records of Early English Drama: The North East (£785055.00 from Arts and Humanities Research Council)