Dresvina, Juliana Chercheur en résidence et boursière de la Ville de Paris (janvier à septembre 2011)

Biographie Juliana Dresvina (MA, MPhil, PhD). Born 1979 in Moscow, Russia. In 1996 finished the Arts and Humanities Specialised School no 1216 (in Moscow) with silver medal. Between 1996 and 2001 read History at the History Faculty of Moscow State University, graduated with MA (distinction). Pursued further studies, completing an MPhil at the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies of the same University in 2002. In the same year moved to the UK, having won one of the three visiting graduate scholarships for young reasearcher from Eastern Europe, and conducted reasearch at the Theology, History and English Faculties of the University of Oxford. In 2003 began a PhD in Medieval Studies at Cambridge (English Faculty). PhD awarded 2007, immediately employed as a postdoctoral researcher for the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England Project (www.pase.ac.uk). Taught at Cambridge and Oxford. Currently a senior member at St Edmund's College, Cambridge, a seminar leader and lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Reading. Married to a fellow medievalist and lives in Oxford.

  • Julian of Norwich, “Revelations of Divine Love” (Moscow : Quadriga, 2009). Bilingual (Middle English/ Russian) edition with prefaces by Rowan Williams, Kallistos Ware and Eamon Duffy. Introduction, edition, translation and commentaries by Juliana Dresvina. 560 pages, 18 colour plates.
  • The charters of St Radegund's priory, Cambridge : On-line Catalogue (2004, available as a part of the Cambridge University Library Janus catalogue at http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/)
  • ‘A Heron for a Dame : a hitherto unpublished Middle English Prose Life of St Margaret of Antioch in BL Harley MS 4012', Fifteenth Century, ed. Linda Clark, vol. IX (Boydell and Brewer, 2010)
  • ‘The Uncanny Saint : St Dimpna of Geel', Proceedings of International Anchoritic Society, eds Naoe Kukita and Catherine Innes-Parker (University of Wales Press, 2010)
  • ‘St Cinderella, a virgin martyr : literary and iconographic translations of the legend of St Margaret of Antioch', Medieval Translator 13, eds Christiania Whitehead and Denis Renevey (Brepols, 2009), pp. 281-296
  • ‘Idiosyncratic Revelations : Editing and Translating Julian of Norwich', Humanitas, 4:4, 2008, pp. 75-83
  • ‘A note on the MS Eng th e 18, its source and its scribe', Journal of the Early Book Society, 10 (2007), pp. 217-232
  • ‘Late Medieval Vernacular Theology : a case of Margery Kempe', Sredvie Veka, vol. 68:2-3, pp. 33-44, 119-138 (2007)

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Projet de recherche The focus of my research is the cult of St Margaret of Antioch, one of the most popular and versatile medieval saints, who has not hitherto received a comprehensive interdisciplinary study. Versions of St Margaret's Life circulated in hundreds of manuscripts ; she enjoyed a large number of church dedications (240 in England alone), and was depicted in thousands of images which were commissioned, owned and venerated by members of all strata of medieval society. My project is to produce a monograph that will examine the reasons for the overwhelming popularity of this saint. By considering the different versions of her legend, the iconographic evidence (stained glass, stone and wood carvings, paintings, manuscript illumination), the music, liturgy, and preaching, and the other manifestations of the cult and delineating the responses to the cult of different kinds and classes of people – men and women, clerics and laity, educated and illiterate, nobility, merchants and peasantry, I shall explore the ways in which the story of St Margaret changed throughout the Middle Ages. At the same time, St Margaret will act as a lens through which to map the pious practices of these different groups of population, such as patronage, readership and pilgrimages to the saint's major shrines in Monte Fiascone and Paris. Finally, I shall briefly discuss the afterlife of the legend in the Modern period. Editions of unpublished lives of St Margaret will appear as an appendix to the book, in order to make them accessible both to specialists and to the public. Boydell & Brewer have expressed interest in publishing such a study.