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Dr Alice Stamataki

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Biography

Supervised by Professor Corinne Saunders, my thesis explores the ways in which clothing illustrates concepts of identity in medieval romance. I work predominantly with middle English and old French texts, drawing on socio-cultural elements to provide a broadly interdisciplinary approach.

I joined Durham University after being awarded a BA in English Literature from the University of East Anglia in 2011. I was awarded an MA from Durham University in Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies in 2013.

During my time at Durham I have taught on first and second year undergraduate modules: ‘Romance and the Literature of Chivalry’ (2014-2015); ‘Introduction to Poetry’ (2015-2017); ‘Shakespeare Level 2’ (2015 – 2017).

My wider research interests include: gender and identity; queerness and otherness; palaeography and manuscript studies; Byzantine poetry and medieval Greek romance; medievalism and the medieval in popular culture.

Conference Organisation

‘Converging Worlds: Cultural Exchanges in Literature and the Written Word’, 20th June 2016, Durham University, with Anum Dada. Plenary speaker: Michael Huxtable (Durham). 

Conference Papers

‘Dark Knights: Violence and Chivalry in Superhero Comic Books and Medieval English Romance’, (forthcoming) at ‘The Middle Ages in the Modern World’, University of Manchester, 28th June-1st July 2017.

‘Guinevere the Proud? Analysing Guinevere’s Identity through Clothing in The Awntyrs off Arthure’ at ‘Identifying Identity: Ideas of Personal and Public Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern World’, organised by the Medieval and Early Modern Student Association, Durham University, 14th-15th July 2016.

Phlorios and Platzia-Phlora: Identity through Clothing in Medieval Greek Romance’, at ‘Converging Worlds: Cultural Exchanges in Literature and the Written Word’, Durham University, 30th June 2016.

‘Red Knights and Rogues: Reading Identity through Clothing in Sir Perceval of Galles’, at ‘Darkness and Illumination: The Pursuit of Knowledge in the Medieval and Early Modern World’, organised by the Medieval and Early Modern Student Association, Durham University, 15th July 2015.

‘Intertextuality, Narrative Transmissions, and Arthurian Analogues in Modern Comic Book Culture’, at ‘The Middle Ages in the Modern World’, University of Lincoln, 28th June – 1st July 2015.

Lectures

‘Chivalric Identity in Medieval Romance: Colour and Clothing in Perceval’, Durham University, 2nd May 2015. https://readdurhamenglish.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/chivalric-identity-in-medieval-romance-colour-and-clothing-in-perceval/