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Margaret Connolly

St Andrews / Staff (English / History / Palaeography)

Dr Margaret Connolly is Senior Lecturer in English and History at the University of St Andrews and Director of the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies. She is General Editor of the Middle English Texts series and of The Mediaeval Journal. She teaches medieval literature and palaeography, and is broadly interested in all aspects of medieval and early modern book production, including reader reception and use, and the later history of early books and manuscripts. She has published extensively on Middle English literature and its manuscript contexts, including editions of texts, and the monographs: John Shirley: Book Production and the Noble Household in Fifteenth-Century England (1998) and Sixteenth-Century Readers, Fifteenth-Century Books: Continuities of Reading in the English Reformation (2019).

Margaret is currently especially interested in any medieval manuscript fragments that survive in Scottish collections; these can be fragments of any kind of manuscript (not just those which contain literary or English texts). More broadly she hopes to promote collaborations with the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies and would welcome any initiatives for shared funding bids or collaborative teaching at taught Masters level that might fit with our interdisciplinary MLitt programme in Medieval Studies.