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Dr Anne L Baden-Daintree

BA (Bristol), MA (Bristol), PhD (Bristol)

  • BS8 1TB


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Research interests

My research is concerned mainly with the poetry of the later Middle Ages, and Contemporary Literature, particularly poetry.

Currently this research is focused in three main areas:

  • The Lyric Voice: The Song of Songs in Medieval English Culture. With a focus on its lyric qualities, this study investigates the influence of the Old Testament book of the Song of Songs in the literature and culture of late medieval England. The sensory qualities and erotic framework of the text, together with its range of allegorical interpretations, encouraged its poetic language to permeate both secular and devotional literature, and this study extends beyond its use in the liturgy and monastic texts to also examine its uses in female devotional practice, secular contexts and literature aimed at a lay devotional audience.
  • The Art of Grief: Contemporary Elegy and Visual Culture. This is a study of contemporary elegy and commemorative art, and the interactions of elegiac literature with other art forms, particularly portraiture, textile art, site-specific installation and photography. This research explores the way in which encounters with death and bereavement are increasingly expressed in terms of the communal or collective, of materiality and particularly tactility, and forms related to bricolage, scrapbook or other forms of assemblage.
  • Reading and Devotional Practice in the Late Medieval Domestic Household. This is centred on an edition (in progress) of Lambeth Palace MS 853, a small fifteenth-century household anthology of lyric poetry, with an emphasis on devotional, moral, penitential and courtesy texts. This study is concerned primarily with what the particular contents and their arrangement can tell us about how such texts might have been encountered and employed in a private domestic setting, and the relationship between lyric poetry and religious and devotional practice.

I am also working on a book for Palgrave Macmillan: Readers' Guide to Essential Criticism: Medieval English Literature.


I teach on the following courses:

Courtly Desire from Troubadours to Elizabethans (Y3)

Literature 1150-1550 (Y1)

Chaucer and Chaucerians (Y2)

Approaches to Poetry (Y1)

Elegy and Visual Culture (Y2)

Writing After War, After Modernism (MA)

I also lecture on Arthurian Literature (Y2) and Old English (Y2)


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Research Output

Medieval English Literature

Baden-Daintree, A., 2019, (In preparation) Palgrave Macmillan. (Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism)

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

Lament and Vengeance in the Alliterative Morte Arthure

Baden-Daintree, A., 1 Jun 2018, Revenge and Gender from Classical to Renaissance Literature. Dawson, L. & McHardy, F. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, Edinburgh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Middle English - General

Baden-Daintree, A., 29 Oct 2018, In : Year's Work in English Studies. 97, 1, p. 214-220

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)


Fellowship of Higher Education Academy

Baden-Daintree, Anne L (Recipient), 6 Oct 2014

Prize: Other distinction


  • 12 Participation in conference
  • 4 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Schools engagement

Remember Me. The Changing Face of Memorialisation. University of Hull

Anne L Baden-Daintree (Participant)

4 Apr 20187 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Centre for Health, Humanities and Science Launch Event

Anne L Baden-Daintree (Participant)

8 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The Materiality of Mourning - Wellcome Trust Workshop

Anne L Baden-Daintree (Participant)

19 May 201620 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course