Elizabeth Elliott holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh. She is a former Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2011-2014), and took up her appointment at Aberdeen in 2013. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Committee member of the Association for Scottish Literature and Scottish Text Society. Member of the Centre for Early Modern Studies
I specialise in late medieval and early modern literature, with interests in memory, the history of emotions and sexuality, queer theory, medievalism, and Scottish literature. My ongoing interests in life-writing and literary reception are reflected in my book Remembering Boethius: Writing Aristocratic Identity in Late-Medieval French and English Literatures, which explores the role of the Consolation of Philosophy in mediating personal experiences of exile and imprisonment for medieval subjects. Recent and forthcoming publications include articles on responses to Arthurian myth in Young Adult fiction, distributed cognition as a lens for reading late medieval Scottish literature, and the political function of emotion in Robert Henryson's Testament of Cresseid. I welcome enquiries from students working in related areas.
I am currently accepting PhDs in English.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
- English Literature
- English Literature 1200 -1700
- English Literature 1700 -1900
- Scottish Literature
Translator for the 2009 Edinburgh International Festival production of Robert Henryson's Testament of Cresseid, directed by David Levin.
Funding and Grants
2014: Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Workshops grant for the Evergreen: A New Season in the North
2011-2014: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, for work on the Bannatyne Manuscript and its cultural afterlife.
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Restorying Arthurian Legend: Space, Place and Time in Once & Future and LegendbornJournal of the International Arthurian Society, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 73-93Contributions to Journals: Articles
Affect and the Tomb in Robert Henryson's Testament of CresseidMedieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 35-53Contributions to Journals: Articles
Alessandra Petrina and Ian Johnson, eds., The Impact of Latin Culture on Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing. (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture.) Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2018. Pp. xviii, 278. $99. ISBN: 978-1-58044-281-7.Speculum, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 286-288Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
IntroductionThe Evergreen. Ellmann, L. (ed.). The Word Bank, pp. 9-11, 3 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Playing with History: Geddes' MasquesThe Evergreen. Ellmann, L. (ed.). The Word Bank, pp. 23-27, 5 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Cognitive Ecology and the Idea of Nation in Late-Medieval Scotland: the Flyting of William Dunbar and Walter KennedyDistributed Cognition in Medieval and Renaissance Culture. Anderson, M., Wheeler, M. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 86-98, 13 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Premodern Scotland: Literature and Governance 1420-1587. Essays for Sally Mapstone. Edited by Joanna Martin and Emily Wingfield. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2017.Innes Review, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 196-198Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
FortuneChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Entries for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Tarantula of LoveChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Entries for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
The Evergreen: A New Season in the NorthVol. 3, The Word Bank, Edinburgh. 160 pagesBooks and Reports: Books