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Dr Marilyn Corrie


Email: m.corrie@ucl.ac.uk
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Dr Marilyn Corrie


DPhil Oxford; MA Glasgow (First-Class Honours English and French).

Research Interests

Marilyn Corrie is a specialist in medieval literature. While she teaches medieval literature in English, she is just as interested in literature written in other languages, especially French (including Anglo-Norman French). She is also fascinated by medieval engagements with classical antiquity, including the literature that classical antiquity produced. As well as French, Marilyn reads Latin, Greek, German and Italian. She is currently completing a monograph about magic in medieval literature, French and English.

Marilyn has published on subjects including early Middle English literature; Anglo-Norman literature; (continental) Old French literature; Chaucer; Lydgate; Malory; medieval manuscripts; and the history of the English language. She welcomes PhD applications from well-qualified students who share any of her interests.

Before joining UCL, Marilyn was the Darby Fellow in English at Lincoln College, Oxford.

Selected Publications

Books (edited):

A Concise Companion to Middle English Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009; paperback edition, 2014).

Articles and essays:

‘Misogyny in Digby 86’, in Interpreting MS Digby 86: A Trilingual Book from Thirteenth-Century Worcestershire, ed. Susanna Fein (Boydell & Brewer, 2019), pp. 113-29.

‘Chaucer and Translation’, in A Companion to Medieval Translation, ed. Jeanette Beer (Arc Humanities Press, 2019), pp. 145-54.

‘“God may well fordo desteny”: Dealing with Fate, Destiny, and Fortune in Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur and Other Late-Medieval Writing’, Studies in Philology 110 (2013), 690-713.

‘Middle English: Dialects and Diversity’, in The Oxford History of English, ed. Lynda Mugglestone (OUP, 2006; updated paperback edition, 2012), pp. 106-46.

‘Self-Determination in the Post-Vulgate Suite du Merlin and Malory’s Le Morte Darthur’, Medium Ævum 73 (2004), 273-89.

‘Harley 2253, Digby 86, and the Circulation of Literature in Pre-Chaucerian England’, in Studies in the Harley Manuscript: The Scribes, Contents, and Social Contexts of British Library MS Harley 2253, ed. Susanna Fein (Medieval Institute Publications, 2000), pp. 197-220.

‘The Compilation of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86’, Medium Ævum 66 (1997), 236-49.