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Publications

Books

  • C. Whitehead, D. Renevey and A. Mouron (eds), The Doctrine of the Hert: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary, Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies (Univ. of Exeter Press/ University of Chicago Press, 2010). 234 pages.
  • D. Renevey and C. Whitehead (eds.), A Companion to The Doctrine of the Hert: The Middle English Translation and its Latin and European Contexts (Univ. of Exeter Press, 2010). 294 pages.

The first substantial study of the Middle English Doctrine in its Latin and European vernacular contexts. Contributors: Nigel Palmer (Univ. of Oxford), Vincent Gillespie (Univ. of Oxford), Annie Sutherland (Univ. of Oxford), Anne Mouron (Univ. of Oxford), Anthony Lappin (Univ. of Manchester), Marleen Cré (Univ. of Antwerp), Karl-Heinz Steinmetz (Univ. of Vienna), Catherine Innes-Parker (Univ. of Prince Edward Island, Canada), Christiania Whitehead (Univ. of Warwick).

  • D. Renevey and C. Whitehead (eds), The Medieval Translator. Traduire au Moyan Age, volume 12 (Brepols, Turnhout, 2010). 382 pages.

The selected proceedings of The Ninth International Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages (Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2007).

  • C. Whitehead, Castles of the Mind: A Study of Medieval Architectural Allegory (Cardiff: Univ. of Wales Press, 2003). Monograph. 324 pages.

A study of the evolution of the architectural metaphor from late antiquity until the end of the Middle Ages, in Latin, Old French, and Middle English.

  • D. Renevey and C. Whitehead (eds), Writing Religious Women. Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England (Univ. of Wales Press, Cardiff and Univ. of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000). 270 pages.

This co-edited volume of essays focuses upon a variety of late medieval religious texts in which women play a significant role, either as author, recipient or subject.

  • C. Whitehead, The Garden of Slender Trust (Bloodaxe, 1999).

Collection of original poetry. 63 pages. Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for the Best First Collection of Poetry.

Selected Recent Articles

  • C. Whitehead, ‘Spiritual Healing: Healing Miracles associated with the Twelfth-Century Northern Cult of St Cuthbert’, in R. Falconer & D. Renevey (eds), Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Science and Medicine. SPELL: Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 28 (Tubingen: Narr, 2013), pp. 173-85.
  • C. Whitehead, ‘Regional and with Attitude: the Middle English Metrical Life of St Cuthbert’, in C. Batt & R. Tixier (eds), A Festschrift for Roger Ellis (Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming 2014).
  • C. Whitehead, ‘The Meditaciones of the Monk of Farne’, in E. Jones (ed.) The Medieval Mystical Tradition in England 8 (Cambridge: D.S Brewer, 2013), pp. 125-40.
  • C. Whitehead, ‘The Fourteenth-Century English Mystics’, in J.A. Lamm, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), pp. 357-72. 8000 words.
  • C. Whitehead, ‘Middle English Religious Lyrics’ for D. Dyas and H. Phillips (eds), The Story of the Church in England, interactive CD-Rom (2010), 3,250 words.
  • C. Whitehead, ‘De doctrina cordis: catechesis or contemplation?’ in Renevey and Whitehead (eds), Companion to the Doctrine of the Hert (University of Exeter Press, 2010), pp. 57-82.
  • C. Whitehead, ‘ “A Great Woman in our Future”: Julian of Norwich’s Functions in Late Twentieth-Century Spirituality’, in S. Salih and D.N. Baker (eds), Julian of Norwich’s Legacy: Medieval Mysticism and Poet-Medieval Reception (Palgrave MacMillan, 2009), pp. 131-51.
  • C. Whitehead, ‘Geoffrey Chaucer’, in R. Lemon, E. Mason, J. Roberts and C. Rowland (eds), The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), pp. 134-151.
  • D. Renevey and C. Whitehead, ‘Opyn þin hert as a boke’: Translation Practice and Manuscript Circulation in The Doctrine of the Hert’ in O. Bertrand and J. Jenkins (eds.) The Medieval Translator 10 (Brepols, Turnhout, 2007), pp. 125-48.
  • C. Batt, D. Renevey and C. Whitehead, ‘Domesticity and Medieval Devotional Literature’, in Leeds Studies in English. New Series, 36 (2005), 195-250.
  • C. Whitehead, ‘Middle English Religious Lyrics’, in T. G. Duncan (ed.), A Companion to the Middle English Lyric (D. S. Brewer, 2005), pp. 96-119.