Dr Jane Griffiths

Jane works primarily on English poetry and drama of the 15th and 16th centuries. Her first book was John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak (OUP, 2006); her second Diverting Authorities: Experimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and Print (OUP, 2015). With Adam Hanna of University College Cork, she is co-editing Architectural Space and the Imagination: Houses in Literature and Art from Classical to Contemporary (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020); her other current research is on late-medieval English lyric, with a particular focus on macaronics and composition practices. She has had five collections of poetry published by Bloodaxe Books, of which Another Country (2008) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize, and Silent in Finisterre (2017) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. 

  • Late Medieval and early Early Modern (and related Paper 6 special options)
  • Shakespeare



  • Have This in Mind: Word and Image in Audelay's Writing

  • ‘As I kan now remembre’: Memory and Making in The House of Fame

  • ‘In bookes thus writen I fynde’: Hoccleve’s Self-Glossing in the Regiment of Princes and the Series

  • Silent in Finisterre

  • Diverting Authorities Experimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and Print

  • More
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