Prof Jacqueline Tasioulas, Clare



Biographical Information

I am a University Lecturer in Medieval English Literature and a Fellow of Clare College. I have been at Clare since 1999, and teach the medieval papers at both Part I and Part II. 

Research Interests

My current research is on Chaucer, the literature of the early Tudor period, and in the field of the medical humanities. 

Two of my most recent articles focus on Robert Henryson, both as an author exploiting a Chaucerian legacy, and also as a major fifteenth-century writer. The Henryson research leads on from my previous edition of the work of Henryson, Dunbar, and Douglas: The Makars. In addition, the interaction between literature, science, and theology is one of my prevailing research interests. I have published previously on such topics as the foetal existence of Christ and on the apocryphal lives of a post-lapsarian Adam and Eve, examining the ways in which authors negotiate scientific knowledge and theological demands. This work continues in my current research into the phenomenon of angelic voices in medieval literature. I am also completeing a book on Geoffrey Chaucer.

Areas of Graduate Supervision

I have supervised students on Chaucer, various aspects of medieval science and literature, and medieval Scots.

Selected Publications

  • Jacqueline Tasioulas, ‘The Idea of Feminine Beauty in Troilus and Criseyde, or Criseyde’s Eyebrow’, in Traditions and Innovations in the Study of Medieval English Literature: the Influence of Derek Brewer, ed. Charlotte Brewer and Barry Windeatt (Cambridge; D.S.Brewer, 2013), pp.111-27.

  • Jacqueline Tasioulas,‘ “Dying of Imagination” in the First Fragment of the Canterbury TalesMedium Aevum 82 (2013), pp.212-35.

  • Jacqueline Tasioulas, ‘Sex, Medicine and Disease’ in A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages ed. Ruth Evans, Vol.II of The Cultural History of Sexuality. (Oxford; Berg, 2011), pp.180-99.

  • J. A. Tasioulas, "'Heaven and Earth in Little Space' The Foetal Existence of Christ in Medieval Literature and Thought", Medium Aevum 76.1, 2007, 24-48

  • J.A. Tasioulas, "Science", Chaucer: An Oxford Guide, ed. Steve Ellis, Oxford University Press, 2005, 174-89
  • J.A. Tasioulas and Brian Murdoch eds., The Apocryphal Lives of Adam and Eve, (Exeter; University of Exeter Press, 2002)
  • J Tasioulas, The Makars: The Poetry of Henryson, Dunbar,and Douglas, (Edinburgh; Canongate, 1999)