About Me

marypicI am currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Oxford, looking at nineteenth-century cross-cultural Anglo-German medievalism (ECF-2019-410). Before moving to Oxford, I was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Maynooth University. In 2017, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for British Studies/ Großbritannien-Zentrum at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and a College Lecturer in German at Oriel College, Oxford. I completed my DPhil at Merton College, Oxford in 2016. The project was an AHRC-funded comparative study of late-medieval accounts of pilgrimage from Germany and England to Jerusalem. I approached these writings as literary texts, which can reveal how their authors understood their identity, individually and collectively, and how they understood the practice of pilgrimage, and my monograph based on this research will be published by DS Brewer in 2021. I have also taught medieval and modern German literature, and medieval and modern German language, including translation, to undergraduates.

I am the co-organiser of Teaching the Codex (@teachingcodex), and the organiser of the International Medievalisms Conference (@InternatMedConf), which took place at Maynooth from 27th-29th June 2019.

I co-organised Women’s Responses to the Reformation, an interdisciplinary workshop which took place in Oxford on 23rd June 2016 (@womenref). Part of the workshop was the first ever English-language performance of scenes from the Juttenspiel, a fifteenth-century German play which survives only in a Reformation print. The translation was the result of an online collaborative project.

The entries I post on my blog are primarily either informal papers I have given, which aren’t going be published elsewhere, research updates, or interesting medieval places I have visited.

Follow me on Twitter: @maryrboyle

Click here to see my publications.

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