Ms Sheri Chriqui

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Research interests

Late Medieval English Literature and Culture

Especially:  Chivalry, Heraldry, Arthurian Literature, Popular Romances, Chronicles, Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

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My doctoral research examines a range of heraldic texts that were influential or composed in late medieval England and draws attention to the ways that these texts use chivalric and literary tropes and themes for heraldic purposes. My research highlights connections across disciplines, as heraldic narratives draw upon proto-national origin accounts, upon fictive-historical legendary figures such as the Nine Worthies, upon classical poetic invocation and the prison writing tradition, and even upon documentary biographical and financial accounts, incorporating them all for heraldic purposes. I do not mean to suggest that other practical medieval writing does not also intersect with different writing traditions. However, such imaginative and literary features are often overlooked in discussions of heraldic writing. I believe that incorporating heraldic sources into humanities studies can broaden our understanding of late medieval English chivalric literature and culture.

Educational background

2019: PhD English (Medieval), Royal Holloway, University of London

2013: MPhil English Studies (Medieval), University of Oxford [St Peter's College]

2003: MA English, Clark University

Teaching

From Jan. 2015 to May 2016, I was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of English at Royal Holloway. I taught seminars on the team-taught undergraduate modules 'Introduction to Medieval Literature' (Spring 2015 and 2016) and 'Romance in the Middle Ages' (Fall 2015).

From 2004 to 2011, I taught English to high-school students in the States. I taught texts and writers from different literary periods to students with different learning levels. My teaching ranged from College Preparatory English to Honours and Advanced Placement courses in English language and English literature.

I was also a Teaching Assistant as a Graduate student at Clark University from 2000-2002. 

Affiliations

The Heraldry Society, The Medieval Academy of America, The Higher Education Academy (Associate Fellow), The London Medieval Society, Medium Ævum, The International Arthurian Society (British Branch)

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