Dr Rachel Moss

  • Gender
  • 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.

  • Ready to Disport with you: Homosocial Culture amongst the Wool Merchants of Fifteenth-century Calais

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Political Culture in Europe

  • “And much more I am soryat for my good knyghts”: Fainting, Homosociality, and Elite Male Culture in Middle English Romance

  • An orchard, A love Letter, and Three Bastards: The Formation of Adult Male Identity in a Fifteenth-Cnetury Family

  • Fatherhood in Middle English Texts

  • More
In the Media

Contributor to Times Higher Education: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/author/rachel-moss

Contributor to History Today: http://www.historytoday.com/author/rachel-moss