Marcel Elias

Marcel Elias is Assistant Professor of English. His research takes a transcultural and transdisciplinary approach to the literature of late medieval England and Western Europe more generally, with specialisms in crusade and travel writing, Islam and its representation in the West, epic and romance, the history of emotions, translation studies, and postcolonial theory. His first book, Crusade Literature and the Interrogation of Self: Romance and History, 1291-1453, focuses on the representation of emotions in popular English crusade romances and various other international writings (literary, historical, pastoral, and legal) to reveal late medieval anxieties, doubts, and critiques related to the crusades. He has articles (published or forthcoming) in The Review of English Studies, New Medieval Literatures, Studies in Philology, and The Oxford History of Poetry in English, among other venues. His work has been supported by fellowships from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Council from British Research in the Levant. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholar (2013-2017).