My research centers on late-medieval literary and historical writing, with a particular focus on how texts mediate social and political contexts.

Book Projects


Everyday War is an account of how late-medieval England’s conflicts with France and Scotland created a culture of perpetual war that imagined war as the default state of society. Reading across literary, historical, philosophical, and archival sources, the project makes three interventions. First, it demonstrates how literary works shape conceptions of war, deepening literary scholarship that analyzes war as context. Second, it focuses on England’s imperial ambitions rather than individual conflicts to show how insular dominance and continental expansion intersect. Third, it establishes a new paradigm for understanding war’s enduring grip on international relations centered on late-medieval enmity, challenging accounts that create a sharp divide between medieval and modern warfare.

The Hundred Years War and European Literary History

Co-edited with R.D. Perry (University of Denver), this edited collection expands the conventional Anglo-French framing of the Hundred Years War by delineating the conflict’s European theatre of war. Our contributors combine new approaches to canonical writers including Oswald von Wolkenstein and Alain Chartier with studies of lesser-known figures and genres not usually linked to war, such as women’s visionary writing.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Medieval Scottish Historians and the Contest for Britain.” Modern Language Quarterly, 82.2 (2021): 149-175. 

“‘Wereyed on every side’: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and the Logic of Siege Warfare.” New Medieval Literatures 20 (2020): 74-106.

“A New Manuscript of Knyghthode and Bataile. With A.S.G. Edwards (University of Kent), Medium Ævum 87.1 (2018): 137-141.

Book Chapters

“Alliance, Antagonism, and Resistance: Scotland in the Hundred Years War.” Chapter submitted to The Hundred Years War and European Literary History.

References Works

“The Hundred Years War” and “The Yeoman” in The Chaucer Encyclopedia, gen. ed. Richard Newhauser (Forthcoming, Wiley-Blackwell).

Book Reviews

Terrell, Katherine H. Scripting the Nation: Court Poetry and Authority in Late Medieval Scotland (2021). Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 44 (2022): 433-436.

Bellis, Joanna. The Hundred Years War in Literature, 1337-1600 (2016). Review of English Studies, 68.283 (2017): 168-170.