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Personal details
Name Professor Helen Fulton
Job title Chair in Medieval Literature
Department Department of English University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Syd), Dip Celt(Oxon), PhD(Syd)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Fellow, Learned Society of Wales
Fellow, Society of Antiquaries
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
Keywords literature
medieval
Wales
England
Arthurian
prophecy
political writing
urban writing
Areas of expertise In terms of time period and location, my research is focused on the literatures of Wales and England from 1100 to 1500, including cultural and political relations between the two countries. Within those bounds, specific aspects of my research include urban writing, literature and politics, Arthurian literature, Celtic cultures, London literature (including Chaucer), prophecy, and manuscript history. A particular interest is the concept of borders and borderlands as cultural and geographic spaces. One of my aims is to retrieve the March of Wales as a distinctive region with its own history and literary culture.
Languages (other than English)
Welsh written
Media experience Occasional radio, e.g. 'In Our Time', BBC Radio 4; regular reviewer for THE (Times Higher Education magazine).