We are very pleased that Dr. Erin Goeres, who is currently a Lecturer in English at St. Anne’s and Magdalen Colleges in Oxford, will come to CMS as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow for two years, starting this Fall.
At CMS, Dr. Goeres will work on a project entitled ‘Writing Anglo-Norman England in Medieval Scandinavia’. The project investigates the cultural repercussions of the Norman Conquest of England in medieval Scandinavian literature. Challenging prevailing views of the Norman Conquest as the end of Scandinavian involvement in England, the project will demonstrate that the desire to acquire both the territory and the literary culture of post-Conquest England lives on in Scandinavian texts dating from well into the thirteenth century. She hopes that the project will give us new insight into the surprisingly multilingual, multinational environment of cultural exchange that arose in north-western Europe as Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Scandinavian cultures collided in the two centuries after the Conquest.
The Canadian government has recently created the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme with the intention to attract top Canadian and international postdoctoral fellows to Canadian research institutions. Dr. Goeres is the first Banting Fellow at CMS.