Katherine Dixon, St Edmund's

Degree: PhD
Course: MedRen - Med
Supervisor: Prof Nicolette Zeeman
Dissertation Title: Leading by example: the pedagogy of the Middle English homiletic exemplum and the Festial of John Mirk

Biographical Information

I am a PhD student of St Edmund's College (2017-), and my degree is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I completed my MPhil in Medieval Literature at the University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College (2016-17). I read for my MA in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh (2012-16), spending my third year at McGill University, Canada. 

In Lent Term 2018 I spent a month on a doctoral exchange at Harvard University.

Research Interests

Late medieval lay devotional experience and its literature; vernacular sermons and preaching culture; female reading and writing practices

Areas of Supervision

Part 1, Paper 3: Medieval Literature and Middle English Translation; Part 2, Paper 5: Chaucer; Practical Criticism

Selected Publications

Cambridge Digital Library: MS Ll.5.18 The Abbey of the Holy Ghost, etc.

Julian of Norwich: England's forgotten first