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Alexander Kerr MA, PhD

Medieval French Language and Literature, Oratory

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.

One Semester... not nearly enough
One Semester... not nearly enough
After only one semester at CMRS I found I hadn’t had nearly enough.  The academic experience itself was incredibly engaging and I felt like my wri...
Mrig Mehra, Spring Semester 2012, Middlebury College