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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Publication details

Archibald, Elizabeth (2018). Some Uses of Direct Speech in the Stanzaic 'Morte Arthur' and Malory. Arthuriana 28(3): 66-85.

Author(s) from Durham


Malory drew heavily on the Stanzaic Morte Arthur for the content of his final books, but he might also have been influenced by the Stanzaic-poet's distinctive use of direct speech to convey emotion. Unintroduced direct speech and uninterrupted dialogue are recurring features of the poem that can lead to ambiguity. Especially when treating the affair of Launcelot and Gaynour, this English poet often uses a few lines of direct speech to emphasize particular scenes and emotions.

Full Executive Committee

Our Full Executive Committee is made up of the Core Executive Committee, listed above, plus a number of executive members including:

International Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have be able to call on the help and guidance of colleagues from around the world who help to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach. Our current Advisory Board members are: