Professor Catherine E. Karkov


I work on the art of early medieval Britain, especially materialities, environmental studies, and decolonisation; gender and the body in late antique and early medieval culture; history and theory of the book; theories of text and image. My research centres on early medieval art, especially the art of early medieval England, with a particular focus on questions of voice, gender, identity, and their relationship to the formation of nations, nationalism and the decolonisation of our fields. My most recent work is concerned with materials and materiality--of stone, of landscape and of text--and with theories and histories of the book. I am also interested in questions of the display, interpretation and preservation of tangible and intangible heritage and the impact these have on the formation of cultures and disciplines. My teaching focuses on the art of early medieval Britain, on materiality, gender, and issues of voice, identity and decolonisation at both UG and MA levels.

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Student education

I teach modules on the art and culture of early medieval England (ca, 500–1100), postcolonial studies, and ecocriticism.

Research groups and institutes

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Current postgraduate researchers

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