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Dr Marianne Ailes

Medieval French literature

Marianne Ailes' research interests are in Medieval French literature, in particular the chansons de geste and early vernacular chronicles. 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. She has recently completed a collaborative project on Charlemagne in England with Phillipa Hardman (Dept of English, University of Reading). She is also currently working on a monograph project on 'Tolerating the Other in Old French epic texts'.