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Laura Saetveit Miles

Associate Professor
  • E-mailLaura.Miles@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 22 88
  • Visitor Address
    HF-bygget, Sydnesplassen 7
    Room 
    HF 237b (PHONE: 55 58 22 88)
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Middle English literature, Old English literature, medieval religious culture, mystical and visionary writings, monastic culture, liturgy, history of the book, paleography and codicology, early print, feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies

Research Group on Literature & Religion

Research Group on Medieval Philology (Forskargruppe i mellomalderfilologi)

ENG 125 : Introduction to British Literature

ENG 200-level: Visions and Madness in Medieval Literature 

ENG 300-level: Chaucer After Theory; Arthurian Literature: Medieval to Modern

 

Past courses:

Book of Monsters: Reading the Beowulf Manuscript

From Table to Tablet: The History of the Book

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Shakespeare

Vikings!

Old English

Introduction to Literary Study - Islands

Journal articles
  • Miles, Laura Saetveit. 2016. Book Review of Virginia Blanton, Veronia O’Mara, and Patricia Stoop, eds., Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Kansas City Dialogue. Journal of the Early Book Society. 19: 267-270.
  • Miles, Laura Saetveit. 2016. Book review of Ralph Hanna, Introducing English Medieval Book History: Manuscripts, their Producers and their Readers. Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen. 253: 212-214.
  • Miles, Laura Saetveit. 2016. Book review essay of Hans Jørgensen, Henning Laugerud, and Laura Katrine Skinnebach, eds., The Saturated Sensorium: Principles of Perception and Mediation in the Middle Ages and Henning Laugerud, Salvador Ryan, and Laura Katrine Skinnebach, eds. The Materiality of Devotion in Late Medieval Northern Europe: Images, Objects, Practices. In Kunst og Kultur 3 (2016), 187-89. Kunst og kultur. 3: 187-189.
  • Miles, Laura Saetveit. 2015. Review of Wolfgang Riehle, The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England. Studies in the Age of Chaucer. 37: 314-315.
  • Miles, Laura Saetveit. 2015. Playing Editor: Inviting Students Behind the Text. Early Modern Culture Online. 6: 41-47.
  • Miles, Laura Saetveit. 2014. Review of Jennifer Bryan, Looking Inward: Devotional Reading and the Private Self in Late Medieval England. Speculum. 89: 750-752.
  • Miles, Laura Saetveit. 2014. The origins and development of the Virgin Mary's book at the annunciation. Speculum. 89: 632-669. doi: 10.1017/S0038713414000748

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

2014  “The Origins and Development of Mary’s Book at the Annunciation,” Speculum 89/3, 632-669.

2011   “Looking in the Past for a Discourse of Motherhood: Birgitta of Sweden and Julia Kristeva,” Medieval Feminist Forum, Volume 47.1, 52-76. Winner, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship 2010 Prize for Best Article by a Graduate Student.

2011   “Richard Methley and the Translation of Vernacular Religious Writing into Latin” in After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth Century England, ed. by Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh (Turnhout: Brepols), pp. 449-466.

2011   “St Bridget of Sweden” in History of British Women’s Writing, Vol. 1: 700-1500, ed. by Diane Watt and Liz Herbert McAvoy (London: Palgrave), pp. 207-215 [Commissioned essay].

2010   “Scribes at Syon: The Communal Usage and Production of Legislative Texts at the English Birgittine House” in Saint Birgitta, Syon and Vadstena. Papers from a Symposium in Stockholm 4-6 October 2007, ed. by C. Gejrot, S. Risberg & M. Åkestam (Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien), pp. 71-88.

2008   “Space and Enclosure in Julian of Norwich’s A Revelation of Love” in A Companion to Julian of Norwich, ed. by Liz Herbert McAvoy (Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer), pp. 154-165.

2008    “Julian of Norwich and St. Bridget of Sweden: Creating Intimate Space with God” in Rhetoric of the Anchorhold: Space, Place and Body within the Discourses of Enclosure, ed. by Liz Herbert McAvoy (Cardiff: University of Wales Press), pp. 127-140.

PhD + MA, English Literature and Language, Yale University

MPhil, Medieval Studies, Yale University

MPhil, Medieval English Literature, University of Cambridge

BA, Brown University

Monograph in progress: Interpreting the Annunciation: The Virgin Mary’s Book in Medieval England

Next book project: The English Cult of St. Bridget of Sweden

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