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Madeleine S. Killacky

PhD Candidate, Medieval Literature, Bangor University

Madeleine S. Killacky is a medievalist and her research focuses on praise and materiality in fifteenth-century literature. Her current work examines the paratextual elements of Thomas Malory’s 'Morte Darthur' to suggest that the elements that make up the written text -- page size, rubrications, scribal interferences, and other suggestive markings -- directly inflect textual meaning. Ultimately, her work explores how the scribes, printers, and editors' roles in the making of early books shaped the future reading experiences of these books.

Madeleine holds degrees in English Literature and Biology and has presented her research at a number of conferences internationally, including the University of Oxford, University of Leeds International Medieval Congress, University of Edinburgh, and Acadia University. She is a member of the Royal Historical Society and Royal Society of Biology, and writes public scholarship for History Today and Conservation Physiology.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher , Bangor University


    Bangor University , PhD