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Lecturer English Literature, Swansea University

Roberta is a member of MEMO (Swansea’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research) and a Lecturer in English Literature. She teaches modules on theoretical approaches to the Middles Ages, Chaucer, as well as the early modern period and gender theory more broadly. Her main research interests are in late medieval literature with a specific focus on Geoffrey Chaucer's works, manuscript studies and gender theories (especially queer theory). She is currently completing a monograph entitled Chaucer's Queer Textualities: The Challenging of Authority which is due to published by Palgrave Macmillan in the 'New Middle Ages' series in 2016. She has also published essays on Chaucer's spiritual and secular physicians and on queer readings of the trope of the hortus conclusus in Chaucer's works. Her latest article discusses conceptualisations of skin in The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale. Finally, with Professor Diane Watt she is co-editing a Special Issue of the journal Postmedieval which will feature essays on queer readings of medieval manuscripts.


  • –present
    Lecturer of Lecturer English Literature & Creative Writing, Swansea University