Simon Meecham-Jones appointed affiliated lecturer

More good news for medieval teaching at the Faculty! Dr Simon Meecham-Jones has been appointed affiliated lecturer and will be teaching undergraduates and graduates this coming year.

Simon has published widely on his research interests in the poetry of Chaucer and John Gower; Latin literature of the twelfth century (in particular the lyric tradition); language contact and medieval code-switching; and the representation of Wales in the literature of medieval England. He has also edited with Ruth Kennedy two collections of essays: Authority and Subjugation in Writing Medieval Wales (2008) and Writers of the reign of Henry VII (2006). He is currently working on ‘the later stages of a book on Chaucer, the natural world and literary authority, and…researching code-switching and dialectal variation in manuscripts from the Welsh March.’