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Prof Gale Owen-Crocker - further information

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Supervision areas:

Successful PhDs

2013 Patricia Cooper, The Design of Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Art 2012
Christopher Monk, Anglo-Saxon Sexuality 2012 Pamela Walker, Art historical evidence for medieval dress
2010 Abdullah Alger, 'The Verbal and Visual Rhetoric of Old English Poetry: An analysis of the punctuation and Formulaic Patterns in the Exeter Book (Exeter Cathedral Library MS 3501)'.
2009 Alun Ford, ‘The Wonders of the East in its contexts: a critical examination of London, British Library , Cotton MSS Vitellius A xv and Tiberius B.v and Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 614’
2007 Cassandra Green, ‘King, Mother, Soldier, Whore. Multiple Performances of Virginity in Anglo-Saxon Saints’ Lives: The Heterogeneity of an Ideal’
2007 Maria Carmela Cesario, The Application of Prognostics in Old English Texts
2003 Kathleen Barrar, ‘Nature symbolism in Old English poetry: Paradise, Hell and Doomsday’.
2003 Christina Lee, ‘Feasting and fasting: food and drink in the social relations of Anglo-Saxon England’.
2001 Maria FitzGerald, ‘Irish medieval textile implements’(at Manchester Metropolitan University; shared supervision).
2001 Susan Perry ‘The Old English Lacnunga: a rhetorical study’ (at Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, Texas, USA; on advisory committee as Anglo-Saxon specialist).
1999 John Highfield, ‘Old English mod in the context of religious change: a semantic study based on selected texts’.
Current PhDs under supervision
Margaret Kneen ‘The woven word: The epigraphy of the Anglo-Saxon Embroidered Letter, its production and reception’ 
Alexandra Lester Makin, Anglo-Saxon Embroidery
Current MPhils under supervision
Christina Petty, Anglo-Saxon Weaving and re-enactment
Janilee Plummer, Spinning and spinsters


Additional academic activities:
Professor Owen-Crocker is the author or editor of 13 published books and 134 articles. She is a regular attender at the International Medieval Congresses held annually in Leeds and Kalamazoo, Michigan, as well as the biennial International Society of Anglo-Saxonists conferences and likes to see her graduate students coming along to read papers! She is the co-founder of DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics and Fashion) an organization which exists to sponsor conference sessions on medieval dress and textiles. (E-mail to join the mailing list.). She has organized several conferences on behalf of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies and edited the conference papers for publication.