Dr Marta Cobb
- Position: Senior Congress Officer, International Medieval Congress / Teaching Fellow
- Areas of expertise: late Middle English Literature, especially Langland and Chaucer; medieval female mysticism, including Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich; the portrayal of witchcraft, medieval to modern; medievalism
- Email: M.K.D.Cobb@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 4743
- Location: Room 1.03 Parkinson Building
- Website: LinkedIn
I joined the International Medieval Congress in 2004 as the exhibitions coordinator. In 2012, I became the Senior Congress Officer, with responsibilities for liaising with our internationally renowned Programming Committee to organise the academic programme for each IMC. I also create the annual programme of events, workshops, and excursions.
I am also a Teaching Fellow in the School of History, supporting several modules for the Institute for Medieval Studies.
Recently I appeared in the documentary 'Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of the Wizarding World' for the BBC and was interviewed by time.com for an article about the impact of Game of Thrones on medieval studies. I also write short pieces about medieval studies and popular culture for The Conversation.
I obtained my MA and PhD in Medieval English Literature from the University of Leeds and my MA in Heritage Management from the University of Birmingham.
- Coordinating academic programme of International Medieval Congress
- Creating programme of public events and excursions
- Teaching support for the Institute for Medieval Studies
- PhD Medieval English Literature (Leeds)
- MA Medieval English Literature (Leeds)
- MA Heritage Management (Birmingham)
- BA English Literature (Brown)
As a Teaching Fellow of the School of History, I provide teaching support for several modules in the Institute for Medieval Studies.