BA in English Language and Literature, University of Sheffield, 2012; MA in English Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield, 2014
Dr Graham Williams
Historical Pragmatics; Historical Sociolinguistics; Archival Studies; Palaeography
My project focusses on the written correspondence of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots (1489-1541), in particular exploring how Margaret performs the role of diplomatic mediator in her letters. Using historical pragmatics as its main methodological approach, my thesis also draws on sister disciplines, such as social history and gender studies, seeking to illuminate our understanding of the linguistic-pragmatic workings of the early Tudor court, and to reconsider female diplomacy in the political and linguistic landscape of early Tudor Britain.
I am a member of the Medieval French Reading Group and the Medieval and Ancient Research Seminar
|Teaching||Guest lecture in ELL 360 Historical Pragmatics and MA Research Methods module, also run a few sessions on MA Palaeography module. Seminar tutor in ELL 114 History of English and ELL 118 Early Englishes.|