This paper identifies an annotating hand in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud misc. 233 as that of the poet John Lydgate and explores the likely context for his use of the manuscript and its implications for understanding his poetic oeuvre.
Reference: Mark Faulkner and W. H. E. Sweet, ‘The Autograph Hand of John Lydgate and a Manuscript from Bury St Edmunds Abbey’, Speculum 87 (2012), 766-92.
One of a pair of articles deriving from my time as the postdoc on the Mapping Medieval Chester project, this paper examines Lucian’s representation of Chester in his work, discussing the different generic influences present in the text, and considering two itineraries that Lucian describes himself following through and around the city. In passing, it offers the suggestion that Lucian was not a Benedictine monk of St Werburgh’s in Chester, but a Cistercian from Combermere.
Reference: Mark Faulkner, ‘The Spatial Hermeneutics of Lucian’s De Laude Cestrie‘, in Mapping the medieval City: space, place and identity in Chester c. 1200-1600 ed. Catherine Clarke (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011), pp. 78-98.
One of a pair of articles deriving from my time as the postdoc on the Mapping Medieval Chester project, this paper compares Lucian’s twelfth-century De laude Cestrie with the late medieval / early modern Chester Mystery Cycle on the basis that both perform exegesis in city space.
Reference: Mark Faulkner, ‘Exegesis in the City: the Chester Plays and Earlier Chester Writing’, in The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555-1575: religion, drama and the impact of change eds. Jessica Dell, David Klausner and Helen Ostovich (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 161-177.
Elaine Treharne, Living Through Conquest: The Politics of Early English 1020-1220 (Oxford, 2012)
reviewed Review of English Studies 65 (2014), 922-3
Fabienne Toupin and Brian Lowrey (eds.), Studies in Linguistic Variation and Change: from Old to Middle English (Newcastle, 2015)
reviewed Linguist List 28.810 (2016)
Ian Short (ed.), The Oxford Psalter (Bodleian MS Douce 320) (Oxford, 2015)
reviewed Speculum 92 (2017), 1251-2
Donald Scragg, A Conspectus of Scribal Hands Writing English, 960-1100 (Woodbridge, 2012)
reviewed The Medieval Review 12.03.17 (2013)
Tom Licence (ed.), Bury St Edmunds and the Norman Conquest (Woodbridge, 2015)
reviewed Speculum 91 (2016), 522-3
Malasree Home, The Peterborough Version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Re-writing post-Conquest history (Woodbridge, 2015)
reviewed The Mediaeval Journal 6 (2016), 136-8
Douglas Gray, From the Norman Conquest to the Black Death: an anthology of writings from England (Oxford, 2011)
reviewed Notes & Queries 59 (2012), 258-9