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Dr Bex LyonsBA(Wales), MA(Kings College London), PhD(Bristol)

Teaching Associate in English and Personal Development, Executive Assistant

Bex Lyons

Dr Bex LyonsBA(Wales), MA(Kings College London), PhD(Bristol)

Teaching Associate in English and Personal Development, Executive Assistant

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Research Associate, University College London

26 Jan 201525 Jan 2017

Research interests

Bex Lyons is a late medievalist with research interests in book and reading history, particularly female owners and readers of Arthurian literature in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century England and their interactions with this corpus.

She also has research interests in digital academic publishing - an area in which she has a professional background as an editor. She is especially interested in the production of modern editions and translations of medieval texts, and the effects of the digital on modern academic research and publishing. 

Between 2015-2017 Bex was the Research Associate at University College London on the two-year AHRC and British Library funded project, The Academic Book of the Future.

Areas of Research

  • Late medieval and early modern Arthurian literature
  • Book and publishing history: especially late medieval and early modern manuscripts and books; early publishing; paratexts; the relationship between late medieval and current publishing practices
  • The history of reading: especially fifteenth- and sixteenth-century womens’ manuscript/book ownership and readership; textual interactions (marginalia, inscriptions, glossing); patronage, gifting, bequest, and sharing of books between readers
  • Modern academic authorship, publishing, and readership: Digital Humanities; the production scholarly editions – especially of medieval texts; digital publishing

Teaching

  • Literature 1150-1550 (first year unit)
  • Arthurian Literature (second year unit, convenor)
  • The Fairy Tale in English (second year unit, convenor)
  • Chaucer and the Chaucerians (second year unit)

She also convenes an undergraduate module at ASE (Advanced Studies in England) Bath: 'Myths and Legends of Britain and Ireland.'

Bex has taught across a broad range of time periods, authors, and genres, including: Old and Middle English, Shakespeare, Georgic poetry, Victorian literature, modernism, contemporary literature, and others. She has also taught on the MA in Publishing at UCL.

Bex was named Postgraduate Teacher of the Year at the University of York Excellence in Teaching and Supervision Awards 2014.

Other Academic Roles and Affiliations

Twitter: @MedievalBex

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Postal address:
3-5 Woodland Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom