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Elizabeth Elliott holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she studied English as an undergraduate. She completed an MA in Medieval English Literatures at the University of York. A former postdoctoral fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, she has published articles on medieval and renaissance literature, and worked on the 2009 Edinburgh International Festival production of Robert Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid. She has recently been awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to pursue her work on the Bannatyne Manuscript and its cultural influence, held in association with the Centre for the History of the Book. She is an associate editor of the Journal of the Northern Renaissance (as of June 2011).
Elizabeth’s research focuses on late medieval and early modern literature, with particular interests in memory and life-writing, authorship, medieval literary theory, and the politics of vernacular writing. Her first book, Remembering Boethius: Writing Aristocratic Identity in Late-Medieval French and English Literatures (forthcoming, Ashgate 2012) explores the role of the Consolation of Philosophy in mediating personal experience of exile and imprisonment for medieval subjects. Her new project traces the emergence of conceptions of cultural identity and a national literary tradition within Scottish literary culture through the Bannatyne Manuscript and its reception history.
This article was published on Nov 26, 2012