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Professor Marianne Ailes

Professor Marianne Ailes

Professor Marianne Ailes
M.A.(Edin.), Ph.D.(R'dg)

Professor of French

Area of research

Medieval French literature

Office 2.65, 19 Woodland Rd
19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9773

Research summary

Marianne Ailes' research interests are in Medieval French literature, including French literature of medieval England. She has a particular interest in the chansons de geste and early vernacular chronicles, focussing on crusade narratives. She is actively involved in editing and translating as well as interpretative studies. She is currently leading 'Charlemagne: A European Icon', a Leverhulme Trust funded international network project on the appropriation of Charlemagne material in different lingusitic cultures in the Middle Ages. This followed a collaborative project on Charlemagne in England with Phillipa Hardman (Dept of English, University of Reading). She is also currently working on a ...

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Before coming to Bristol as a lecturer in 2007 I was for a number of years a part-time College lecturer at Wadham College, Oxford. A first generation graduate, I studied French with English at Edinburgh University. I initially moved to England for the one year MA in Medieval Studies at Reading University, staying there for my PhD, under the supervision of Professor Wolfgang van Emden. My period of specialism allows me enjoy the richness of French at a period of great felixibility and rapid change in the language while as a literary scholar I take an interdisciplinary approach with a ...

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