Dr Nicholas Perkins

Late-medieval English poetry and its manuscripts; gifts, objects and medieval romance; the poet, bureaucrat and melancholic Thomas Hoccleve; biblical allusion in medieval literature; modern engagements with medieval culture.

At undergraduate level I teach language and literature up to c.1550, and aspects of language study, criticism and theory.

At postgraduate level, I teach masters and doctoral students in areas of study linked to my interests. I am currently one of the convenors of the Faculty’s MSt in English, 650–1550.

In 2012 I received one of the University’s Teaching Excellence Awards.


  • 'Heer Y die in thy presence': The Rewriting of Martyrs in and after Hoccleve

  • Hoccleve, Thomas (Encyclopedia Entry)

  • Emare (Encyclopedia Entry)

  • Sir Eglamour of Artois (Encyclopedia Entry)

  • Introduction: The Erle of Tolous and the Materiality of Medieval Romance

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