I have published on English political literature, prophecy, and poetry, Arthurian literature, and manuscript studies, with a particular focus on comparative perspectives; and have produced a number of articles and book chapters relating to the translation of late medieval and early Tudor prophecy between English and Welsh, and the broader European context of political prophecies in circulation in medieval Britain. My first monograph, Prophecy, Politics, and Place in Medieval England: from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Thomas of Erceldoune (D. S. Brewer, 2016), charts the development of a dominant secular tradition of political prophecy in medieval England, beginning with Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Prophetiae Merlini, considering the formative role of Welsh and Scottish literary influences.
I am currently working on my second monograph, early research for which was funded by the Leverhulme Trust. This considers the movement and geo-political localisation of narratives of the female fairy or phantom in Arthurian and related literature, produced in Britain and France, c. 1180-1400. The book is intended to offer a new direction for our understanding of the evolution of certain aspects of the Matter of Britain, suggesting a zone of common literary exchange and functional multilingualism spanning northern France, England and Wales.