Professor Elaine Treharne

BA, PhD (Manchester), MArAd (Liverpool)Professor Elaine Treharne- Image

Professor of Medieval Literature

Contact Details:

Research Interests

Elaine Treharne is the Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities, and Professor of English, and, by courtesy, Professor of German Studies, at Stanford University, where she also co-directs the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She co-directs the NEH Project 'Global Currents: Cultures of Literary Networks, 1050 to 1900', and directs Stanford TexT, a Text Technologies initiative investigating the intentionality, materiality and functionality of all forms of textual communication. She has published more than two dozen books and fifty articles, generally focused on Medieval Literature and Manuscript Studies, such as Living Through Conquest: The Politics of Early English, 1020 to 1220 (OUP, 2012), and The Production and Use of English (Brepols, 2013 with Orietta Da Rold, et al.). Elaine is currently finishing the Very Short Introduction to Medieval Literature for OUP, and The Sensual Book, 500 to 1500, and the Cambridge Companion to Medieval British Manuscripts. She is the Editor, with Greg Walker, of OUP's Oxford Textual Perspectives, the Editor of the English Association's Essays and Studies, and Medieval Editor for Review of English Studies. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society.


Share this page:

Contact Us

University of Leicester,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH.

T: 0116 252 2620



DisabledGo logo

The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Attenborough Tower.