Anne Savage,PhD

Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies
Location: Chester New Hall, Room 326
Phone: 905 525 9140 ext. 23729


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She is also working in the fields of posthumanism and science fiction, medieval studies

Anne Savage has published on literature in Old and Middle English, Latin and Anglo-Norman, since 1982. Her research focuses on medieval cultural history, translation and genre study. At present she is working on the relationships between historical writing, romance and hagiography in the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries. Some of her publications include Anchoritic Spirituality, (with Nicholas Watson)( Paulist Press 1990); "Clothing Paternal Incest in Émaré, Chaucer's The Clerk's Tale, and the Life of St. Dympna," Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain, Essays in Honour of Felicity Riddy (Brepols 2000); "From anchorhold to cell of self-knowledge: points along a history of the human body,"  for Rhetoric of the Anchorhold: Space, Place and Body within the Discourses of Enclosure, edited by Liz Herbert McAvoy (University of Wales Press, 2008),  157-172;"The Wooing-Group: Pain, Pleasure and the Anchoritic Body," for The Milieu and Context of the Wohunge Group, edited by Susannah Mary Chewning (University of Wales Press, Gender and Spirituality  series.  Series editors Diane Watt and Denis Renevey, 2008), 165-177; "The grave, the sword and the lament: mourning for the future in Beowulf," in Laments for the Lost in Medieval Literature, eds. J. Tolmie, M.J. Toswell (Brépols, 2010), 67-80.

She is currently moving into research on science fiction, and a research project on the Chauvet Cave, while teaching courses within Cultural Studies. Her interests include posthumanism, the role of the scientific paradigm in framing the human and nature.