Ceræ Editorial Committee

Volume 5

Stephanie Hathaway: Editor

Stephanie Hathaway.jpgStephanie Hathaway completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in Old French and Middle High German epic.  She has published on transmission of the Old French chansons de geste material in other medieval languages, and has taught at the universities of Sydney, Bristol and Oxford.  Currently in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford, she researches cross-pollination of themes and intertextuality in medieval literature, and interpretations of monastic rules.

Mark Neuendorf: Deputy Editor

Mark Neuendorf.jpgMark Neuendorf is an early career researcher at the University of Adelaide. He graduated from the University of Adelaide, and his PhD thesis examined the history of madness in early modern Britain, with a particular focus on the role of collective emotions in shaping advocacy movements. His broader scholarly interests include the history of emotions, science and medicine, the British Enlightenment and the history of masculinities.

Emma Knowles: Associate Editor

Emma-KnowlesEmma Knowles is a Gates Cambridge scholar completing a PhD in the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic department at the University of Cambridge. Her research uses an ecocritical framework to consider representations of the non-human environment in Old English biblical poetry. Other research interests include Middle English biblical translation, gender in Old and Middle English literature, and Arthurian literature.

Stephanie Thomson: Reviews Editor

Stephanie Thomson.jpgStephanie Thomson is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Adelaide. Her doctoral research looks at laywomen’s religious patronage and patronage networks during the early English Reformation (c. 1530-1558). Her broader scholarly interests include the history of the book, women and gender, religious culture, and the European Reformations.

Tess Watterson: Secretary

Tess-WattersonTess Watterson is currently a Masters of Research candidate at Macquarie University, having recently completing her undergraduate degree in Modern History. Her research explores representations of the Middle Ages in digital media, with a particular focus on immersive technologies such as video games. She is interested in the power of cultural imagination, the many ways that medium can shape narratives about the past, and the specific ways the Medieval world has been remembered and remediated in different contexts.


James Youd: Treasurer

James Youd.JPGJames Youd graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Studies and English, having completed his Honours thesis on religious parody in Chaucer. His research interests include English morality plays, 16th century drama and Middle English literature.



Erica Steiner: Web Editor

Erica Steiner.jpg

Erica Steiner is a MPhil candidate at the University of Sydney in the Celtic Studies department, and her thesis explores the history of tattooing in the British Isles up to the early medieval period, and how this informs the broader study of ethnicity and identity in this period. As well having as a BA (Hons) in Medieval Studies, Erica also holds a BSc in Marine Geophysics. Her other research projects include studies in landscape archaeology and geomythology, as well as representations of the past in modern media.

Kirsty Bolton: Social Media Editor

kirsty-bolton1.jpgKirsty Bolton is a PhD candidate at the University of Southampton, UK. Her thesis focuses on Motherhood, Space, and Building in French and Middle English Romances. She is interested in the performance of motherhood in medieval literature and how female characters used space and building to enact the identity of mother. Kirsty gained her undergraduate degree from the University of Warwick and her MA from the University of York. She worked in publishing for five years before returning to academia. She teaches undergraduate modules on Old English literature and language, as well as interdisciplinary Viking Studies.

Cheryl Major: Fundraising Officer

Cheryl Major.JPGCheryl Major completed a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Western Australia in Medieval Studies and English in 2017. Her Honours thesis was a fictional 12th century historical diary of Marie of France, Countess of Champagne (1145-1198). Her current research focus include idealistic natures of 12th century French courtly love, Arthurian literature and representations of medieval life in contemporary historical fiction.


Vanessa Wright: General Committee Member

vanessa-wright1.jpgVanessa Wright is a third year PhD student at the University of Leeds. Her interdisciplinary research project examines cross-dressing in French and English literature from 1200 to 1500 and uses literary, text/image, codicological analysis to explore medieval representations of cross-dressing. Her research interests include gender and sexuality, canon law, and medieval book culture. She was Editor of volume 4 of Ceræ and is currently the Editorial Assistant for the journal, Northern History.

Melanie Cooper: General Committee Member

Melanie Cooper.jpgMelanie is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide where she graduated with a PhD in Art History in 2017. Her thesis explores representations of mythological masculinities in eighteenth-century French art and visual culture as a means through which to build upon understandings of perceptions and expectations of gender during this period. Her research interests include representations of gender and sexuality, Enlightenment studies, mythology and folklore, early evolutionism, naturalism and theories of sensationism and epicurean stoicism.


Volume 4 Editorial Committee

Editor: Vanessa Wright (University of Leeds)

Deputy Editor: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)

Reviews Editor: Stephanie Hathaway (University of Oxford)

Deputy Reviews Editor: Stephanie Thomson (University of Adelaide)

Secretary: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)

Treasurer: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)

Social Media Editor: Skye Walker (University of York)

Promotions Officer: Melanie Cooper (University of Adelaide)

Fundraising Officer: Imogen Forbes-Macphail (University of California, Berkeley)

Volume 3 Editorial Committee

Editor: Marcus Harmes (University of Southern Queensland)

Deputy Editor: Vanessa Wright (University of Leeds)

Reviews Editor: Stephanie Hathaway (University of Oxford)

Secretary: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)

Treasurer: Tara Auty (University of Western Australia)

Social Media Editor: Michael Ovens (University of Western Australia)

Volume 2 Editorial Committee

Editor: Michael Ovens 

Co-Editor: Imogen Forbes-Macphail

Deputy Editor: Sarah Russell

Reviews Editor: Amy Barnes

Co-Secretaries: Brid Phillips, Kelly Midgley

Co-Treasurers: Jane Héloïse-Nancarrow, Makoto Takao Harris, Kelly Midgley

Social Media & Web Editor: Darren Smith

Volume 1 Founding Editorial Committee

Editor: Imogen Forbes-Macphail

Deputy Editor: Makoto Harris Takao

Reviews Editor: Michael Ovens

Secretary: Bríd Phillips

Co-Treasurers: Jane-Héloïse Nancarrow, Amy Hilhorst

Web Editor: Alana Bennett

Web Co-Editor: Darren Smith

General Committee Member: Sarah Russell


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