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Emma is a D Phil Candidate at Merton College, University of Oxford, writing a thesis entitled ‘Conceptualising National Identity in late twelfth-century chanson de geste composed in French’. Emma has published on crusade epic and medieval narrative verse and is a keen digital humanist. Research papers and presentations:  Collège Eőtvős József ELTE Budapest (2013, 2015), Bangor University (2011), University of Nottingham (2013), University Oxford (2011, 2012, 2013), University of Cambridge (2012, 2014), Stanford University (2014), University of Edinburgh (2014), University of Western Michigan (2014, 2015) and ENS Lyon (2016).

Digital Humanities: Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Project, ‘Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities’ (dhAHRC). Founder of DHCrowdScribe and CrowdMapCrusade digital projects, affiliated to the dhAHRC project and supported by the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH). Emma is a former bursary award holder and keynote speaker at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School and held a funded internship in Digital Humanities at the Deutsche Literatur Archiv in Marbach, Germany in Autumn 2014. In July 2018 Emma was awarded a DAAD scholarship to attend the European Summer University in Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig.


Journal Articles/ Book chapters

‘Textually embedded discursive strategies which aim to construct national identity in Old French Epic’ in Hulya Tafli (ed.) Texts and Territories: The Curious History of the Middle Ages, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

‘Translating La Chastelaine de Vergy into Medieval Dutch and Medieval Italian’, General Issue Queeste (forthcoming  2019).

‘Stratégies discursives qui visent à construire une identité nationale? Une comparaison de quelques chansons de gestes? ’, Actes du colloque à l’ENS Lyon : L’Épopée sensible : les émotions de l’Europe médiévale et le discours épique in Colloques, congrès, conférences : Le Moyen Âge, Michèle Guéret-Laferté et Jeanne-Marie Boivin (eds), Honoré Champion, 2018 (forthcoming).

‘Les Occidentaux en Orient: échange culturel ou conflictuel? Perspectives sur la Chanson d’Antioche et la Canso d’Antioca.’, in Emese Egedi- Kovács (ed.), Rencontre de l’Occident avec l’Orient, Collège Eőtvős József ELTE, Budapest, 2015.

‘Des stratégies discursives qui dépassent les textes et visent à attirer les lecteurs ?  Comparaison de la Chanson d’Antioche à d’autres chansons de gestes’ in Emese Egedi- Kovács (ed.), Byzance et Occident III : Écrits et manuscrits, Collège Eőtvős József ELTE, Budapest, 2017.

‘Réécrire la rencontre de l’Occident avec l’Orient : Réflexions sur La Chanson d’Antioche’, in Emese Egedi- Kovács (ed.), Rencontre de l’Occident avec l’Orient, Collège Eőtvős József ELTE, Budapest, 2013.

‘Arme à double trenchant: le dialogue courtois dans La Chastelaine de Vergy’, in Emese Egedi- Kovács (ed.), Dialogue des cultures courtoises, Collège Eőtvős József ELTE, Budapest, 2012.

Review Articles

Reviewer for French Studies.

Noah D. Guynn and Zrinka Stahuljak (eds). Violence and the Writing of History in the Medieval Francophone World, 68 (2014), 1, 93-94.


Lecture Series for Papers IV, VI, VII, IX: "France and the French in the chansons de geste?"; Tutorials on the text and manuscripts of La Chastelaine de Vergi