Edward Mills



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: Modern Languages
Department: French
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Medieval Studies

I am a postgraduate research student in Modern Languages (French), supervised by Thomas Hinton and Emma Cayley. My research focuses on French literature of the medieval period, and in particular on how education was conceived of and enacted in Anglo-Norman texts in the post-Conquest period (to approx. 1350). It is funded by the Niklaus-Cartwright studentships in French programme at the University of Exeter.

Before coming to Exeter, I taught at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) as a lecteur d'anglais. I retain a keen interest in the theory and practice of English language teaching, as well as in medievalism and public perceptions of the medieval period more broadly (on which I devised and taught a module at the ENS).

In recent years, I have developed a keen interest in editorial practice, especially where this intersects with digital scholarly practiced such as editing through the TEI framework. To this end, I am currently working as a volunteer on the Values of French project, based at King's College, London, where I am helping to transcribe and encode into XML segments of the Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, an extensive early-thirteenth-century prose compilation and 'universal history'.

I post regularly on my para-academic blog, Anglo-Normantics, as well as on Twitter @edward_mills. For information on my previous conference presentations, see my academia.edu page.