- Literary culture
- Medieval family
My principal research interests are related to gender (especially masculinities), family and sexuality in late medieval England, based primarily on Middle English literary and historical sources. Having completed a monograph on fatherhood, I have recently begun a new project on late medieval English homosociality, and am currently working on two articles about male friendship and public displays of masculinity. I am very interested in generic conventions, especially within the romance and epistolary genres, with a focus on their particular vocabularies. I have a strong interest in panhistorical and interdisciplinary approaches to questions of genre and gender which I am currently developing through collaboration with colleagues.