Dr Victoria Shirley

Teacher

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

I am currently teaching on the BA English Literature programme in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University. I hold a BA (2012), MA (2013), and PhD (2018) from Cardiff University.

I am a medievalist with particular interests in medieval historical writing (both Latin and vernacular languages), and the translation and transmission of medieval narratives. I am also interested in nations and national identities in medieval Britain; cultural geography and constructions of space and place; and myths of origin, memory, and genealogy. 

I hold a BA (2012), MA (2013), and PhD (2018) from Cardiff University. Both my MA and PhD were funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Member of:

  • The Medieval Chronicle Society
  • The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature
  • The International Arthurian Society (British Branch)

Academic positions

  • 2018 - present: Teacher in English Literature, Cardiff University

In the 2018-9 academic year, I will be delivering seminars for the following modules:

  • Critical Reading and Critical Writing (Year 1)
  • Star-cross'd Lovers: The Politics of Desire (Year 1)
  • Ways of Reading (Year 1)

My research focuses on the multilingual and multinational nature of medieval historical narratives. 

Research Interests

  • Medieval historical writing in Latin and vernacular languages
  • Translation and transmission of medieval narratives
  • Nations and national identities in medieval Britain
  • Cultural geography and constructions of space and place
  • Myths of origin, memory, and genealogy