Anna’s research interests include: English devotional literature; Petrarch’s Latin letters; the role of desire and affect in reception; fan studies.
David Townsend, Suzanne Akbari, Will Robins
Major Field title
Affective Reading in England and Italy 1300-1450, and the Erotics of Reception
“The Blessed Mary (Sue): Medieval Fanfiction and the Time Travelling Fan.” The 30th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (March 2009)
“#1 Fan: Memory and Desire in Petrarch’s Letters to Classical Authors.” Forty-fifth International Congress in Medieval Studies (May 2010)
“#1 Fan: Petrarch’s Letters to Classical Authors.” Desiring the Text, Touching the Past: Towards an Erotics of Reception (University of Bristol, July 10th 2010)