Alexander Kerr MA, PhD
Dr Kerr's PhD was a critical edition of the eleven-thousand line thirteenth-century chanson de geste, the Anseïs de Cartage’. His publications include:
- ‘Les laisses assonancées dans Anseïs de Cartage’, in Studia Neophilologica 55 (1983)
- (as co-editor) Guillaume d’Orange and the Chanson de Geste (1981)
- (as editor and contributor) A Quaker Miscellany for Edward H. Milligan (1985)
- ‘The Sées fragments of Gui de Bourgogne and Anseïs de Cartage’, in M. Ailes et al. (eds), Reading around the Epic (1998)
- ‘Layer upon layer: the evolution of cassock, gown, habit and hood as academic dress’, in Transactions of the Burgon Society 5 (2005).
As Director of the Jove Centre in Oxford, Dr Kerr has a particular interest in teaching effective written and oral presentation, on which subjects he has also given a number of conference presentations.
His research and teaching interests thus include medieval French language and literature, medieval literature more generally, the history of academic dress, and effective communication strategies.