Education and Experience
After completing her MA and PhD degrees at the University of St Andrews, Margaret Connolly took up a lectureship in Medieval and Renaissance English at University College Cork. She was Assistant Dean of Arts there between 1996 and 1999, and in 2004 was promoted to Senior Lecturer. Margaret was also Government of Ireland Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge in 2002-03 and is a life member of that college. She has taught part-time in the School of English since moving back to Scotland in 2005.
Margaret specialises in Middle English language and literature (especially devotional and practical prose texts); studies in the manuscript context of medieval texts (especially miscellanies); book history (scribal production, ownership and use of medieval manuscripts); the development of library collections; editing of Middle English texts and textual criticism; medieval translations; and the post-medieval reception of medieval texts, including nineteenth-century Chaucer scholarship.