Rob Gossedge [Director of MEMORI]

Dr Rob Gossedge specialises in the literature and cultural afterlife of the Middle Ages. He has published extensively on Chaucer, Arthurian myth, Robin Hood and other outlaw legends, twentieth-century medievalism (especially the poet-painter David Jones) and Welsh literature in English. He is particularly interested in the interrelation of medieval textual traditions and their recuperation and revival in the post-medieval world – recent work in this vein includes a cultural study of the Order of the Garter in the eighteenth century, an analysis of the volatile reception of the 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture at Caernarfon Castle, and an account of the birth of Byzantine studies in the 1930s and 40s. He is currently working on a book-length study of the interrelation of medievalism and militarism in the Romantic period.