Megan J. Hall (Notre Dame) Mellon Dissertation Fellow

Learning and literacy outside the convent: laywomen in post-Conquest England

Megan J. Hall is a PhD candidate in English Literature in her sixth year at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in Old English and early Middle English literature. She holds an A.B. in English and an M.A. in English Literature, both from the University of Georgia (USA). Via an interdisciplinary approach and archival research, her dissertation explores the state of women’s literacy in England between 1000 and 1250 A.D. Her additional research interests include manuscript studies, digital humanities, the medieval scriptrix, and text and image studies.