UoB Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Jan Shaw, University of Sydney, Australia

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Women and Leadership in Fifteenth-Century English Prose Romance ‌

Dates of visit: 2 April - 27 April 2018

Dr Jan Shaw, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Sydney, is an expert on writing about women in the literature of medieval Britain. She has published on women in medieval romance and on the transmission of medieval themes in modern and contemporary literature by women.

Following a previous career in management, Dr Shaw also works on narrative and gender in leadership studies, making connections between recent leadership theory and the humanities.

Dr Shaw is the co-editor of Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches (2013) and sole author of Space, Gender and Memory in Middle English Romance (2016), a monograph which considers the interweaving of space, time and memory in the scripting of feminine life stories. Her current work explores how the use of gendered identities in fifteenth-century romance opens up conversations about models of leadership and female agency.

During her stay Dr Shaw will be hosted by Professor Helen Fulton

Dr Shaw will be giving the following lectures and seminar: