Kate Ash-Irisarri

Lecturer in Late Medieval Scottish & English Literature

Contact details

Address

Street

Room 3.16
50 George Sq

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9LH

Availability

  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2-3pm; Wednesday 9.30-10.30am

Background

Kate was an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, then completed an MA and PhD at The University of Manchester. Before coming to Edinburgh in 2022, she previously taught at the universities of Manchester, Liverpool Hope, Nottingham and Bristol. She also spent three years working with the University of Manchester's Widening Participation team (2010-13), first as the co-ordinator of the university's flagship secondary school access programme and then as the project officer for the RCUK-funded School-University Partnership Initiative (SUPI). Kate is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Qualifications

MA (Oxon); MA, PhD (Manchester)

PGCHE

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Editor, Scottish Literature and Culture, The Literary Encyclopedia
  • Review, Older Scots, The Year's Work in English Studies

Undergraduate teaching

I teach pre-1800 literature, with a particular focus on the medieval period. 

 

  • Scottish Literature 2A
  • The Field Full of Folk
  • Shakespeare: Modes & Genres

Research summary

I specialise in the literature of late medieval Scotland and England, with a particular focus on memory and the history of emotions.