Thesis Supervision

MA Theses Supervised

De Witte, Daan. “Built on a True Dream: The Medieval Church and its Representation in Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth.” 2018. [Featured on]

Officier, Skye. “Fear or Fascination? Representations of the Wild Man in Middle English Literature.” 2017.

Miesen, Alexander. “No Wycliffe and The Seven Deadly Sins: An Edition of a Treatise on the Seven Deadly Sins in Princeton University, Garrett MS 143 fols. 21v – 26v.” 2017.

BA Theses Supervised

“The Sexuality of the Three States: Women’s Sexuality in Thirteenth-Century English Texts.” 2018.

“Building Narrative: Architectural Representation in the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.” 2018.

“Transnational Transference of Textual Knowledge in Early Sixteenth Century Vernacular Print Culture.” 2018.

“Audience or Author? The Development of Chaucer Editing from the Sixteenth Until the Nineteenth Century.” 2018.

“Changing Perspectives: the Evolution of Arthurian Characters.” 2018.

“‘Life is not a song, sweetling’: Feminism and Subversion of Medievalist Fantasy.” 2018.

“Stylistics, Gender, and Genre in ‘The Miller’s Tale’.” 2018.

“Dating the Old English Exodus: Comparing Deviations from the Biblical Account to Ideas on Church Practices, Volition and Grace, and Women’s Place in Society from the Eighth and Tenth Centuries.” 2017.

“Depictions of God in the Old English Exodus and Judith.” 2017.

“Women in Medieval Fantasy Literature: Gender and Knighthood in George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings.” 2017.

“Spiritual Spouse or Homely Mother: Affective Piety in The Book of Margery Kempe and Revelations of Divine Love.” 2017.

I currently supervise both BA and MA-level theses. In general, I’m willing to supervise theses on Old and Middle English language and literature and medieval French literature. I can also supervise BA theses on French and English Canadian literature.

Within these areas, my supervision strengths include digital humanities approaches (including online projects, algorithmic criticism, TEI-based editions, and other digital approaches); women’s literature; Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales; medieval romance; multilingualism in medieval England; book history and manuscript studies; medieval reading communities; literary theory approaches to medieval literature; and the theory and practice of scholarly editing (including digital editions).

If you are a Leiden student with an idea for a thesis project, feel free to contact me to discuss it.