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Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape: A study of three communities (2020)
Book
Kilby, S. (in press). Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape: A study of three communities. Hatfield, England: University of Hertfordshire Press

This compelling new study forms part of a new wave of scholarship on the medieval rural environment in which the focus moves beyond purely socio-economic concerns to incorporate the lived experience of peasants. For too long, the principal intellectu... Read More about Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape: A study of three communities.

The afterlives of Bede’s tribal names in English place-names (2019)
Book Chapter
Carroll, J., & Baker, J. (in press). The afterlives of Bede’s tribal names in English place-names. In L. A.J., & L. R. (Eds.), Land of the English Kin: Studies of Wessex and Anglo-Saxon England in Honour of Barbara YorkeBrill Academic Publishers

Power and Place in Europe in the Early Middle Ages (2019)
Book Chapter
Carroll, J., Reynolds, A., & Yorke, B. (2019). Power and Place in Europe in the Early Middle Ages. In J. Carroll, A. Reynolds, & B. Yorke (Eds.), Power and Place in Europe in the Early Middle Ages, 1-33. British Academy

Role models in language learning: Results of a large-scale international survey (2019)
Journal Article
Muir, C., Dörnyei, Z., & Adolphs, S. (in press). Role models in language learning: Results of a large-scale international survey. Applied Linguistics,

Role models can exert considerable influence in shaping individuals’ values, attitudes and beliefs. A large body of work in the social sciences has investigated the influence of celebrity role models, and in the context of education several disciplin... Read More about Role models in language learning: Results of a large-scale international survey.

Performing the Rural in Contemporary Irish Theatre (2019)
Journal Article
Collins, C. (2019). Performing the Rural in Contemporary Irish Theatre. New Theatre Quarterly, 35(4), 341-351. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0266464x19000381

In this article Christopher Collins considers how the rural is represented in contemporary Irish theatre through a performance analysis of WillFredd Theatre’s award-winning production of FARM, staged in an industrial Dublin warehouse. Adopting a rela... Read More about Performing the Rural in Contemporary Irish Theatre.

Performing the Rural in Contemporary Irish Theatre (2019)
Journal Article
Collins, C. (2019). Performing the Rural in Contemporary Irish Theatre. New Theatre Quarterly, 35(4), 341-351. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266464X19000381

This article considers how the rural is represented in contemporary Irish theatre through a performance analysis of WillFredd Theatre's award-winning production of FARM that was staged in an industrial Dublin warehouse. Adopting a relational perspect... Read More about Performing the Rural in Contemporary Irish Theatre.

Robert Southey and his age: ageing, old age and the days of old (2019)
Journal Article
Pratt, L. (2019). Robert Southey and his age: ageing, old age and the days of old. Romanticism, 24(1), 271-280. https://doi.org/10.3366/rom.2019.0432

Throughout a four-decade career, the controversial poet, historian, biographer and essayist Robert Southey explored the trajectories both of his own individual life and of the time and the society in which he lived. Using a range of published and unp... Read More about Robert Southey and his age: ageing, old age and the days of old.

Battles and breakthroughs: representations of dementia in the British press (2019)
Journal Article
Bailey, A., Dening, T., & Harvey, K. (2019). Battles and breakthroughs: representations of dementia in the British press. Ageing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X19001120

Media coverage of dementia can influence public and professional attitudes towards the syndrome, shaping societal knowledge of dementia and impacting how people with dementia are cared for. This paper reports on a study of news articles about dementi... Read More about Battles and breakthroughs: representations of dementia in the British press.

A Deviant Word Hoard: A Preliminary Study of Non-Normative Terms in Early Medieval Scandinavia (2019)
Book Chapter
Ruiter, K. (2019). A Deviant Word Hoard: A Preliminary Study of Non-Normative Terms in Early Medieval Scandinavia. In Social Norms in Medieval ScandinaviaAmsterdam University Press

Norms, normativity, and the transgression thereof have long been topics of special interest in the social sciences; however, these studies routinely demonstrate an inherent fluidity between normativity and deviance, making the study of either in isol... Read More about A Deviant Word Hoard: A Preliminary Study of Non-Normative Terms in Early Medieval Scandinavia.

Satire, Militarism, and the Hunt: Appropriations of Thomas Moore in Sporting Bombay (2019)
Book Chapter
Ni Fhlathuin, M. (2019). Satire, Militarism, and the Hunt: Appropriations of Thomas Moore in Sporting Bombay. In S. McCleave, & T. O'Hanlon (Eds.), The Reputations of Thomas Moore: Poetry, Music and PoliticsTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

Moore’s works – especially the Irish Melodies – were read, reviewed, and imitated across British India during the nineteenth century. This essay outlines Moore’s place within the cultural field of the colony, tracing the ways in which his Orientalisi... Read More about Satire, Militarism, and the Hunt: Appropriations of Thomas Moore in Sporting Bombay.

Keeping time (2019)
Book
Legendre, T. (in press). Keeping time. Acre Books

Making Manhattan: urban hieroglyphics, patternings and tattoos in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart' (1843) and Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851) (2019)
Book Chapter
Jordan, S. (2019). Making Manhattan: urban hieroglyphics, patternings and tattoos in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart' (1843) and Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851). In K. Cox, & K. Watson (Eds.), Tattoos in Crime and Detective Narratives: Marking and Re-markingManchester University Press

In detective fiction, the city has often been represented as an arena of signs and secrets, what Laura Marcus has called ‘urban hieroglyphics’. Through the analysis of two literary works, this essay discusses how tattoos and patterning within detect... Read More about Making Manhattan: urban hieroglyphics, patternings and tattoos in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart' (1843) and Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851).

Healing runes (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Jesch, J., & Lee, C. (in press). Healing runes. In Viking Encounters: Proceedings of the 18th Viking Congress

Berserks Behaving Badly: Manipulating Normative Expectations in Eyrbyggja saga (2019)
Book Chapter
Ruiter, K. (in press). Berserks Behaving Badly: Manipulating Normative Expectations in Eyrbyggja saga. In Narrating Law and Laws of Narration in Medieval ScandinaviaDe Gruyter

A common thread running through the present volume is the consistent highlighting of the flexibility, negotiation, and pragmatism that is so apparent in narrated descriptions of law, legal norms, and legal practice in the medieval Scandinavian milieu... Read More about Berserks Behaving Badly: Manipulating Normative Expectations in Eyrbyggja saga.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: the Romanesque Capitals of St Kyneburgha's Church, Castor, and the Local Landscape (2019)
Journal Article
Kilby, S. (in press). Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: the Romanesque Capitals of St Kyneburgha's Church, Castor, and the Local Landscape. Church Archaeology, 19, 53-72

Situated at the heart of an early twelfth-century rural Northamptonshire church-St Kyneburgha's church in Castor-a beautiful set of Romanesque capitals depicts an array of creatures, encompassing both the natural and supernatural worlds. This paper a... Read More about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: the Romanesque Capitals of St Kyneburgha's Church, Castor, and the Local Landscape.

Understanding vocabulary acquisition, instruction, and assessment: A research agenda (2019)
Journal Article
Schmitt, N. (2019). Understanding vocabulary acquisition, instruction, and assessment: A research agenda. Language Teaching, 52(2), 261-274. doi:10.1017/s0261444819000053

This paper suggests six areas of vocabulary research which the author believes would be fruitful for future research. They include (1) developing a practical model of vocabulary acquisition, (2) understanding how vocabulary knowledge develops from re... Read More about Understanding vocabulary acquisition, instruction, and assessment: A research agenda.

Mean clean (2019)
Journal Article
Legendre, T. (2019). Mean clean. Beloit Fiction Journal, 32,

‘The fact they knew before I did upset me most’: Essentialism and normativity in lesbian and gay youths’ coming out stories (2019)
Journal Article
Jones, L. (2019). ‘The fact they knew before I did upset me most’: Essentialism and normativity in lesbian and gay youths’ coming out stories. Sexualities, 2019, doi:10.1177/1363460719830343

This article demonstrates, via discourse analysis of a group of young gay and lesbian people's coming out stories, the salience of essentialist ideologies on their identity construction. The study reveals underlying normative assumptions in the young... Read More about ‘The fact they knew before I did upset me most’: Essentialism and normativity in lesbian and gay youths’ coming out stories.