Where are they now? Rachel Moss

Rachel Moss was an undergraduate at York and went on to complete an MA in Medieval Studies in 2004 (writing a dissertation on Fatherhood in Medieval popular romance)and then a PhD in Medieval Studies on Fictions of fatherhood : fatherhood in late medieval English gentry and mercantile letters and romances (2009).


Rachel has just published her first book, Fatherhood and its Representations in Middle English Texts (D.S. Brewer, 2013).

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Since graduating from York, Rachel has been a visiting lecturer in the History Department at Leeds Trinity University College and was a postdoctoral researcher on the European Research Council-funded project Signs and States: Semiotics of the Modern State at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She was then appointed as Lecturer at Oxford University, based at Corpus Christi College, and has recently secured a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, working on Beyond Between Men: the Medieval Homosocial Imagination.

On 21 April 2015, Rachel returned to York to give a public lecture entitled “That it was to late for to crie”: Rape and Patriarchy in Middle English Texts’.

For her reflections on the event, see her blog Meny Snoweballes.

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