Rhiannon Purdie


  • KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

My main research interests are in Older Scots literature, later Middle English literature, medieval romance, and textual editing. I am the Editorial Secretary for the Scottish Text Society, for whom I  edited Shorter Scottish Medieval Romances in 2013: I have also produced scholarly editions for TEAMS (Six Scottish Courtly and Chivalric Poems including Lyndsay's Squyer Meldrum, co-ed. with Emily Wingfield, 2018)  and the Early English Text Society (Ipomadon, 2001). Editing aside, I have published books and articles on Older Scots literature, medieval romance and Chaucer, and was a Fulbright research fellow at the University of Rochester, NY, in 2016. I am the current Chair of the Scottish Medievalists, and a series co-editor for Boydell & Brewer's 'Studies in Medieval Romance'. From 2021-23 I will be a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow, writing a history of medieval Scots literature.

Research interests

My main research interests are in Middle English and Older Scots literature and the theory and practice of textual editing.

Academic/Professional Qualification

PhD, University of Bristol; MA, University of St Andrews

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Award Date: 26 Jun 1997

Master of Arts, English language and literature, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 26 Jun 1990


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