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Rhiannon Purdie

St Andrews / Staff (English / Older Scots and Middle English Literature)

My main areas of research are in Older Scots literature of the 14-16c; Older Scots and Middle English scholarly editing, and Middle English romance. I'm the Editorial Secretary of the Scottish Text Society. The combination of these interests has often led me out of my comfort zone towards the history of oral literature, memorial transmission and the confluence of literature and music, e.g. in the form of ballads or the potential musical dimensions of medieval romance. I have published on the textual aspects of such works, and would be interested in collaborating to look at the musical dimensions.

Rhiannon is currently looking for any collaborations, especially musical.