Dr Amy Albudri
Lecturer of English
Amy Albudri is a Lecturer of English specialising in medieval literature and language. She joined the English team in 2014 and has convened many of the department’s period specialist modules. She was awarded a grant funded PhD scholarship at the University of Hull (2012) from which she also obtained a first-class Undergraduate degree in English literature. Amy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2020) with a previous lecturing post at the University of Hull. She is a prominent figure in global medieval events including the Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Oxford Biannual Medieval Symposium, and Leeds International Medieval Congress.
Amy’s dedication to teaching at BGU has been recognised with the accolade of ‘Most Inspiring Teacher’ and ‘Best Lecturer’ in the annual student awards. Her approach to teaching is founded upon a commitment to the student experience and enabling hands-on historic accessibility. Amy convenes ‘The Gothic: Transgressive to Shock’, ‘Myth, Adaptation, and Transformation’, ‘Shakespearean Worlds’ and ‘Poetic License: Lines and Lyrics’. She has been responsible for the programme’s medieval component (‘Chaucer and the Middle Ages’) and undertaken extensive teaching in further modules including ‘Reading Myths, Telling Stories’, ‘Introduction to Literary Studies’, ‘Romanticism’, ‘Critical Approaches’, and ‘History of Fiction’. Amy particularly welcomes Undergraduate dissertations and final year projects relating to medieval and fantasy literature.
Amy assisted in the Brepols project ‘Nuns Literacies in Medieval Europe’ and accompanying book (2012) which explored the role of women’s ecclesiastic writing in the Middle Ages. In 2015 she participated in Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘The Medievalisms of Harry Potter’, contributing a paper and conference lectures. Amy is also involved in several Early Music projects, and is the Co-Chair of ‘Living Logos’, an academic discussion group that encourages communities to engage with the role of theology in the twenty-first century.
Amy’s research lies primarily in the field of medieval theories of authorship and characterisation. Her monograph, Morgan le Fay and Other Women, has been accepted for publication by Brepols and she is part of the National Heritage Fund Research Project examining the role of the medieval stage. Amy is currently researching the Beverley Mystery Plays, connecting previously lost medieval source material with renewed interests in localised theological drama.
Morgan le Fay and Other Women (2019) Brepols
‘Harry Potter and the Loathly Lady’ (2015) Palgrave Macmillan
‘Sanctis Johannis’ (2015) Banks Publications
‘Through the Crevice of an Olde Cragg’ (2014) Leeds IMC