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Professor in Medieval Literature and Publishing, University of Bristol

Leah Tether is a scholar of medieval French literature, Arthurian romance, book history and publishing studies. She completed her PhD in Medieval Literature at Durham and then became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Cultures of the Digital Economy Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. She has a background in trade publishing, having worked at Penguin Books, and took up the post of MA Course Director and Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Anglia Ruskin University in 2012, and then became a Principal Lecturer in 2014.

Leah joined the University of Bristol in 2015, and is the Graduate Education Director for the Faculty of Arts, as well as the Co-Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies. Her current research looks at the impact of digital cultures on literary study and reading experiences, as well as the publishing histories of Arthurian narratives. Her latest monograph, on publishing Grail literature prior to the advent of print, was published in November 2017.


  • –present
    Reader in Medieval Literature and Digital Cultures, University of Bristol