Professor Elaine Treharne, Professor, BA, PhD (Manchester), MArAd (Liverpool), FSA, FRHS, specialises in the cultural contexts, contents, and languages of Early English manuscripts from c. 700 to 1500. She is particularly interested in the materiality of the manuscript book, its tactile nature, and the multiple layers that make up the codex (its 'architexuality'). Research on this topic will lead to a phenomenological study entitled The Sensual Book, a volume focused on the interactions between early manuscripts and their users, and the theoretical implications of touch and the 'voluminous'; a second monograph, Beauty and the Book: Arts and Crafts to Modernism, 1890-1940, will examine the 'voluminousness' of the book in the work of William Morris, Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, and David Jones. Elaine teaches some of this research as part of FSU's History of Text Technologies program. This area is a flourishing field of scholarship, and Elaine will be editing a new four-volume Encyclopaedia of Book History: Manuscript, Print and Digital Technologies for Wiley-Blackwell, due to be published in 2014.
Elaine Treharne is also a textual editor, and has published a number of books that reflect this work including The Old English Life of St Nicholas, and Old and Middle English: An Anthology (recently published in its third edition), a book that has been adopted in universities internationally. This year, she will publish Living Through Conquest: The Politics of Early English, 1020-1220, currently at press with OUP—a book which concentrates on language and identity, and the status of English in the early medieval period. This period of literary history is also the focus of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Project which Elaine co-directed, now published as The Production and Use of English Manuscripts, 1060 to 1220 (http://www.le.ac.uk/ee/em1060to1220/index.htm). She has co-edited many volumes, including the extensive Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature (OUP 2010) with Greg Walker. Treharne and Walker are also the General Editors of the new OUP series Oxford Textual Perspectives, the first three volumes of which will appear in 2012-13. She is the General Editor of Essays and Studies, and would welcome enquiries from scholars about either series.
Elaine is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and, in the autumn of 2011, she will be the Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa. She has been awarded many grants, including an American Philosophical Society Franklin Fellowship this year. She is the Convenor of the English Association Research Group in the History of Books and Texts and is a Trustee for the English Association (www.le.ac.uk/engassoc), and is particularly keen to foster North American Fellows' work for the EA. She is a former Chair of the Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland; a former Chair and President of the English Association; and former Vice-President of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. She is the Medieval Editor for Review of English Studies, Early Medieval Editor for Blackwell's Literature Compass, and a member of the Advisory Boards for English and for PEER Review. At FSU, Elaine is the Vice-President of the Board of The Friends of Strozier Library, a Board member for the Small Crafts Advisory Press, and part of the new Institute of Critical, Everyday and Imaginative Writing.
MOST RECENT REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
- Elaine Treharne, Living Through Conquest: The Politics of Early English, 1020 to 1220 (at press, Oxford University Press, 2012)
- Elaine Treharne, Orietta Da Rold, and Mary Swan, eds., Producing and Using English Manuscripts in the Post-Conquest Period, Special Issue New Medieval Literatures 13 (2011, forthcoming)
- with Orietta Da Rold, Mary Swan, and Takako Kato, The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220 (http://www.le.ac.uk/ee/em1060to1220/) (University of Leicester, 2010) ISBN 095323195X
- Orietta Da Rold and Elaine Treharne, eds., Textual Cultures: Cultural Texts, Essays and Studies (Boydell and Brewer, 2010), ISBN 13: 978-1843842392.
- Elaine Treharne and Greg Walker, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English (Oxford University Press, 2010), ISBN 13: 978-0-19-922912-3.
- Old and Middle English, An Anthology, 800-1500, 3rd ed. (Blackwell, 2009), ISBN 978 1 4051 8120 4
- Gluttons for Punishment: The Drunk and Disorderly in Old English Sermons, The Annual Brixworth Lecture, 2nd series, 6 (University of Leicester, 2007), ISBN 0954409256
- William Baker and Elaine Treharne with Helen Lucas, A History of the English Association (EA Publications, October 2006), ISBN 0900232250
- D. F. Johnson, and Elaine Treharne eds., Reading Medieval Literature: Interpretations of Old and Middle English Texts (Oxford University Press, 2005), ISBN 0 19 926163 6
- Phillip Pulsiano and Elaine Treharne, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature (Blackwell, paperback 2008), ISBN 1 405 17609 1
- Mary Swan and Elaine Treharne, eds., Rewriting Old English in the Twelfth Century, Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England 30 (CUP, paperback 2006), ISBN 0 521 03513 9
- Timothy Graham, Raymond J. S. Grant, Peter J. Lucas, and Elaine M. Treharne, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge I, Anglo Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile 11 (MRTS, Arizona, 2004)
Articles and Essays
- 'Tristis Amor: An unpublished love letter from Lady Elizabeth Dacre Howard to Sir Anthony Cooke', Renaissance Studies (2011), DOI 10.1111/j.1477-4658.2011.00765.x.
- 'Writing the Book', in Treharne, Da Rold and Swan, eds., Producing and Using English Manuscripts in the Post-Conquest Period, New Medieval Literatures 13 (2011), at press.
- 'The Vernaculars of Medieval England, 1170-1350', in Andrew Galloway, ed., Cambridge Companion to Medieval Culture (CUP, 2011), pp. 217-36.
- 'Textual Communities: Vernacular', in Julia Crick and Elisabeth Van Houts , eds., A Social History of England, 900-1200 (CUP, 2011), pp. 341-51.
- 'The Canonisation of Ælfric', chosen for reprinting in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, 128 (Gale, 2011).
- 'The Shock of the Old': Early English and Its Modern Re-Tellings', in The State(s) of Early English Studies, ed. Eileen A. Joy, Special Issue of The Heroic Age 14 (2010) and postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 1.3 (2010): http://www.mun.ca/mst/heroicage/issues/14/treharne.php.
- 'Speaking of the Medieval', in Treharne and Walker, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English (Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 1-16.
- "The Politics of Early English," The Toller Memorial Lecture, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (2010), 101-22.
- "Scribal Connections in late Anglo-Saxon England," in Cate Gunn and Catherine Innes-Parker, ed., Texts and Traditions of Medieval Pastoral Care: Essays in Honour of Bella Millett (Boydell and Brewer, November 2009), pp. 29-46.
- 'Making their Presence Felt: Readers of Ælfric, c. 1050-1350', in H. Magennis and M. Swan, ed., A Companion to Ælfric Brill's Companion to the Christian Tradition 18 (Brill, 2009), pp. 399-422.
- 'Manuscript Sources of Old English Poetry', in Gale Owen-Crocker, ed., Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts (ExeterUP, 2009), pp. 88-111.
- 'The Architextual Editing of Early English', in A. G. Edwards and T. Takako, ed., Poetica 71 (2009), 1-13.
- 'The Bishop's Book: Leofric's Homiliary and Eleventh-Century Exeter', in Stephen Baxter, Catherine Karkov, Janet Nelson, David Pelteret, eds., Early Medieval Studies in Memory of Patrick Wormald (Ashgate, 2009), pp. 521-37.
- 'The Canonisation of Ælfric', in English Now, ed. Marianne Thormahlen Lund Studies in English (Lund, 2008), pp. 1-13.
- 'The Form and Function of the Vercelli Book', in A. Minnis and J. Roberts, ed., Text, Image, Interpretation: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Its Insular Context in Honour of Éamonn Ó Carragáin (Brepols, 2007), pp. 253-66.
- 'Bishops and their Texts in the later Eleventh Century: Worcester and Exeter', in Wendy Scase, ed., Essays in Manuscript Geography: Vernacular Manuscripts of the English West Midlands from the Conquest to the Sixteenth Century (Brepols, 2007), pp. 13-28.
- 'Categorization, Periodization: The Silence of (the) English in the Twelfth Century', in Rita Copeland, Wendy Scase and David Lawton, ed., New Medieval Literatures 8 (Brepols, 2007), pp. 248-75.
- 'The Invisible Woman: Ælfric and his Subject Female', in Mary Swan, ed., Essays for Joyce Hill on her Sixtieth Birthday, Leeds Studies in English 37, (Leeds, 2006), pp. 191-208.
- 'Reading from the Margins: The Uses of Old English Homiletic Manuscripts in the Post-Conquest Period', in A. N. Doane and K. Wolf, eds., Beatus Vir: Early English and Norse Manuscript Studies in Memory of Phillip Pulsiano (MRTS, 2006), pp. 329-58.
- 'The Life and Times of Old English Homilies for the First Sunday in Lent', in H. Magennis and J. Wilcox, ed., The Power of Words: Anglo-Saxon Studies Presented to Donald G. Scragg on His Seventieth Birthday (WVUP, 2006), pp. 205-42.
- 'Ælfric's Account of St Swithun: Literature of Reform and Reward', in E. M. Tyler and Ross Balzaretti, eds., Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West, Studies in the Early Middle Ages 16 (Brepols, 2006), pp. 167-88.
- 'The Life of English in the Mid-Twelfth Century: Ralph D'Escures's Homily on the Virgin Mary', in Ruth Kennedy and Simon Meecham-Jones, eds., Literature of the Reign of Henry II (Routledge, May 2006), pp. 169-86.
- 'Hiht wæs geniwad: Rebirth in The Dream of the Rood', in Catherine Karkov et al., eds., The Place of the Cross in Anglo-Saxon England (Boydell and Brewer, 2006), pp. 145-57.