Critten Rory

Critten Rory

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Faculté des lettres

Section d'anglais
Position(s): Professeur assistant en prétitularisation conditionnelle

Section d'anglais
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Anthropole 5127
CH - 1015 Lausanne
Phone: 021 692 29 89

Rory Critten




Since arriving in Lausanne in 2017, my work has increasingly focused on the role of French in late-medieval England—as an instructed language, as a source of new words for Middle English, and as a vernacular facilitating cultural contact with the continent. I am also interested in matters of reception and, in particular, in the various domestic contexts in which medieval readers encountered Middle English literature; some of my most recent work considers the possibility of queer receptions and the representation of queer identities in the medieval household. In pursuit of my research interests, I redeploy the methods and insights of book history, gender theory, social history, historical lexicography, text edition, and the digital humanities. My work on French teaching also draws on my experiences as a second-language learner of French and on my professional experience of teaching English as a foreign language prior to and alongside my academic career (2005-2017). My chronological scope is broad: I work on materials dating roughly from 1000 to 1500 CE. 
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