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Professor Simone Celine Marshall

BA (Victoria), BA Hons (Waikato), MA Hons (Waikato), PhD (Sydney)

Email simoneceline.marshall@otago.ac.nzMarshall Web
Tel +64 3 479 4850
Office 1N6
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin

Mail English and Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

https://simonecelinemarshall.com/

orcid.org/0000-0003-3805-5341

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Expertise

Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Calligraphy, Palaeography and Codicology.

Teaching

  • ENGL 254 Magic and Treachery in Medieval Literatur
  • ENGL 354 Monsters and Monstrosity in Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 454 Medieval Misogyny: Subverting the Antifeminist Tradition

Supervision

I am willing to supervise students in the areas of Medieval literature, Medievalism, and manuscript analysis.

Current research

The Good Scribe

This book comprises experiences and incidents that have occurred during my career as a medievalist. They focus on some problems I've researched and usually not resolved, but all have brought to the surface another body of knowledge that I believe is extremely useful in the repertoire of a medievalist. My own background lies in calligraphy, but I'm not referring only to calligraphy as a valuable piece of knowledge, I mean to stretch the concept further to suggest that knowledge of practical book arts is incredibly important for a medievalist to have some knowledge of. This includes calligraphy, but also book binding, codicology, palaeography, parchment making, ink and paint making, painting and illustration, design, gilding, among other activities. All of these combine to offer a package of practical skills that support the theoretical knowledge of the medievalist, whether a literary specialist or historian, or some other discipline.

Fabricating the Life of Chaucer (Wiley/Blackwell)

The proposal for this biography is to examine those moments and episodes of Geoffrey Chaucer's life that have excited so much interest from his biographers over the centuries. The intention is to set these moments alongside the evidence, to reveal not only what was actually happening in Chaucer's life, but also to see this through the lens of subsequent biographers, to show what these moments meant at different times to different writers.

This book is, in one sense, another biography of Geoffrey Chaucer, but in another sense, is much more of an investigation into how Geoffrey Chaucer's life has been fabricated to reflect the needs of writers and readers across the generations, creating a literary tradition that spans 620 years.

Making the Medieval Book

A collaborative project with the Otago Art Society, The Dunedin Public Library, Hocken Library, and Otago University Library. The project is a series of bookbinding and book making workshops, culminating in a book making competition. There will be an exhibition of book arts, which will culminate in a specially crafted hand-made book, with contribution from Otago artists, which reflects Dunedin life.

Deadly Words: Witches, Jews, and Muslims in the First Era of Fake News This is a thrilling and timely project, led by Associate Professor Hannah Johnston from the University of Pittsburgh. Hannah is funded by a Fulbright Fellowship to come to New Zealand where we will collaborate on this project.
"Ours is an age of dangerous stories, old and new: Deadly Words is motivated by the conviction that as scholars we have an obligation to explain the power and repercussions of such narratives so that as citizens we can work to change the script."

In this project we are looking at how modern perceptions of medieval European culture has been misused and misinterpreted today, drawing on examples from the 2019 Christchurch mosque shooting and the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Literature and Nationalism: the Mythologising of Chaucer and Cervantes
In collaboration with Dr Roberto Suazo Gomez, this project exposes the contested relationship between literature and nationalism of two iconic writers whose literary works have faced processes of transformation into national myths: the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer and the Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes.
Both Chaucer and Cervantes have been hailed as founding fathers of literature, whose works express the very essence and spirit of their respective languages and nations. However, contrary to this fantasy of purity supporting the emergence of modern national identities, both Chaucer and Cervantes responded to multilingual and multicultural contexts.

The 1807 Chaucer

A few years ago I identified an edition of The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, published in 1807, that seems to have gone unnoticed by scholars. At best, early scholars of Chaucer seem to have thought it was a reprint of Bell's 1783 edition. In fact, it is a new edition, and my research has focused on identifying exactly how it is different from previous editions. I'm currently writing a monograph that identifies and explains these features of the 1807 Chaucer.

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Publications

Lamb, L., & Marshall, S. C. (2019). Lollard literature and the Anonymous Group. Literature & Aesthetics, 29(2), 44-66.

Marshall, S. (2019, November). Inventing the life of Chaucer. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago Centre for the Book Symposium: Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Marshall, S. C. (2019). Middle English Chaucer in Dryden's Fables. Notes & Queries, 66(1), 90-91. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjy202

Marshall, S. C. (2017). Assembly of ladies, The. In S. Echard & R. Rouse (Eds.), The encyclopedia of medieval literature in Britain. Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781118396957.wbemlb006

Marshall, S. C., & Cusack, C. M. (2017). Introduction. In S. C. Marshall & C. M. Cusack (Eds.), The Medieval presence in the Modernist aesthetic: Unattended moments. (pp. 1-9). Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill.

Marshall, S. C. (2010). The anonymous text: The 500-Year history of The Assembly of Ladies. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 211p.

Authored Book - Research

Marshall, S. C. (2008). The female voice in The assembly of ladies: Text and context in fifteenth-century England. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 215p.

Authored Book - Research

Marshall, S. C., & Cusack, C. M. (Eds.). (2017). The Medieval presence in the Modernist aesthetic: Unattended moments. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill, 193p.

Edited Book - Research

Marshall, S. C. (2017). Assembly of ladies, The. In S. Echard & R. Rouse (Eds.), The encyclopedia of medieval literature in Britain. Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781118396957.wbemlb006

Chapter in Book - Research

Marshall, S. C., & Cusack, C. M. (2017). Introduction. In S. C. Marshall & C. M. Cusack (Eds.), The Medieval presence in the Modernist aesthetic: Unattended moments. (pp. 1-9). Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill.

Chapter in Book - Research

Marshall, S. C. (2010). Anonymous: The assembly of ladies. In The literary encyclopedia. The Literary Dictionary Company. Retrieved from http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=29775

Chapter in Book - Research

Lamb, L., & Marshall, S. C. (2019). Lollard literature and the Anonymous Group. Literature & Aesthetics, 29(2), 44-66.

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. C. (2017). Virginia Woolf's To the lighthouse and the medieval mystical tradition of Pseudo-Dionysius. Literature & Aesthetics, 27(1), 3-16.

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. C. (2016). The 1807 edition of The book of the duchess. Textual Cultures, 10(1), 56-73. doi: 10.14434/13137

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. C. (2015). The Exeter drawings of John Carter: A rare book in a private collection in New Zealand. Parergon, 32(2), 177-206.

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. C. (2013). The anonymous author of The Assembly of Ladies. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 114(3), 301-308.

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. C. (2011). The 1807 edition of The poetical works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Notes & Queries, 58(2), 183-186. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjr053

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. C. (2009). The assembly of ladies: Contextual meaning in the manuscripts. Journal of the Early Book Society, 12, 51-76.

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. (2007). Engagement Theory, WebCT, and academic writing in Australia. International Journal of Education & Development using Information & Communication Technology, 3(2), 109-115.

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. C. (2007). Manuscript agency and the Findern Manuscript. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 108(2), 339-350.

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. (2005). Interiors, exteriors, and the veiling of Cupid's Martyrs: Gendered space in The Assembly of Ladies. Philological Quarterly, 84(2), 161-187.

Journal - Research Article

Marshall, S. C. (2019). Middle English Chaucer in Dryden's Fables. Notes & Queries, 66(1), 90-91. doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjy202

Journal - Research Other

Marshall, S. C. (2017). Introduction: The medieval in the modern world. Literature & Aesthetics, 27(1), 1-2. [Editorial].

Journal - Research Other

Marshall, S. C. (2016). [Review of the book Diverting authorities: Experimental glossing practices in manuscript and print]. Review of English Studies, 66(278), 171-172. doi: 10.1093/res/hgv072

Journal - Research Other

Marshall, S. C. (2011). [Review of the book Naming and namelessness in medieval romance]. Anglia, 129(1/2), 159-161. doi: 10.1515/angl.2011.020

Journal - Research Other

Marshall, S. C. (2010). [Review of the book Poets, saints, and visionaries of the Great Schism, 1378-1417]. Journal of Religious History, 34(2), 230-231. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9809.2010.00877.x

Journal - Research Other

Marshall, S. C. (2010). [Review of the book Women's books of hours in medieval England]. Journal of Religious History, 34(2), 231-232. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9809.2010.00878.x

Journal - Research Other

Marshall, S. (2008). [Review of the book Francisca de los Apóstoles, The inquisition of Francisca: A sixteenth-century visionary on trial]. Journal of Religious History, 32(1), 116-117.

Journal - Research Other

Marshall, S. C. (2008). [Review of the book The writings of Julian of Norwich: A vision showed to a devout woman and a revelation of love]. Journal of Religious History, 32(1), 152-153. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9809.2008.00622_29.x

Journal - Research Other

Marshall, S. C. (2007). [Review of the book The trial of Joan of Arc]. Journal of Religious History, 31(2), 206-207.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marshall, S. C. (2006). [Review of the book Convent chronicles: Women writing about women and reform in the Late Middle Ages]. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 109-111.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marshall, S. C. (2006). [Review of the book Mary's mother: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Europe]. Journal of Religious History, 30(1), 114-115.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marshall, S. C. (2011). Samuel Bagster's 1807 Chaucer and its Early Modern predecessors. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) 8th Biennial International Conference. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/mems/Abstracts28Jan11.pdf

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Marshall, S. (2019, November). Inventing the life of Chaucer. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago Centre for the Book Symposium: Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. (2014, April). Transcendence, translation, and transmutation: Chaucer and the machinery of transcendence. Verbal presentation at the "Unattended Moments" Conference: The Medieval Presence in the Modernist Tradition, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. C. (2014, July). Nineteenth-century editing and the poetical works of Geoffrey Chaucer: How society influences editorial practices. Verbal presentation at the Nineteenth Biennial International New Chaucer Society Congress, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Ackerley, C., & Marshall, S. C. (2013, September). Unattended moments: The medieval presence in the modernist aesthetic. Verbal presentation at the Ozone Research Group Public Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. (2013, May). The medieval mystical tradition in Virginia Woolf. Verbal presentation at the Modernism and Religion Seminar, Bergen, Norway.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. (2012, June). The making of the canon of Geoffrey Chaucer. Verbal presentation at the From Text(s) to Book(s) Conference, Nancy, France.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S., Vuille, J., & Spencer, A. (2010, June-July). Fifteenth-century gendered authors and hagiographies. Verbal presentation at the Second Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Biennial Conference: Medieval and Early Modern Authorship, Geneva, Switzerland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. (2008, December). Authorial anonymity in The assembly of ladies. Verbal presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Conference, Hobart, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. (2008, May). Who is Geoffrey Chaucer? Chaucerian collections in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago, Department of English Friday Seminar, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. C. (2008, July). The recovery of medieval women's literature: The case of The assembly of ladies. Verbal presentation at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. C. (2008, March). The assembly of ladies: Thematic trends and new meanings. Verbal presentation at the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Centre Staff-Student Seminar Series, Auckland, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S., McLean, T., & Tribble, L. (2008, September). CVs and job search. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago, Department of English Graduate Forum, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Tribble, E., & Marshall, S. (2008, March). Scholarly presentations and conferences. Verbal presentation at the University of Otago, Department of English Postgraduate Forum, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. (2007, February). Optical theories meet reader-response theories: A manuscript of Chaucer's Boece. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. C. (2007, February). The textually embedded labyrinths of II Corbaccio and The Assembly of Ladies: Unclothing the female body. Verbal presentation at the Australia and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Biennial Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. C. (2006, May). Perspectiva, perspective, and the narrative frames of The Assembly of Ladies. Verbal presentation at the Forty-First International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, USA.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, S. C. (curator) (2010). Faces of authorship: Constructing the author in medieval and early modern books. Special Collections, Central Library, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Exhibition

Marshall, S. C. (2017, March). The nine ladies worthy. Department of English and Linguistics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Other Research Output

Marshall, S. (2015, April). Editing Chaucer: The great tradition. CommArts Seminar: Medieval Literature, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. [Research Presentation].

Other Research Output

Marshall, S. C. (Ed.). (2017). Literature & Aesthetics, 27(10) [Special issue: Medieval and modern]. [Guest Editor].

Other - Edited Journal

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