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Anastasia Stylianou

FOR OPEN ACCESS TO MY RESEARCH PLEASE CLICK HERE: Anastasia Stylianou, 'Martyrs' blood in the English Reformations'

(Please note that this is the accepted manuscript.

For access to the final publisher-produced, paginated version, please go to https://doi.org/10.1017/bch.2017.24 .

For a synopsis of my research please visit https://goo.gl/gpHGtP .)


My Research:

I am an ESRC-funded doctoral student, supervised by Professors Peter Marshall and Rebecca Earle.

My research examines the roles a rhetoric of martyrs' blood plays in early-modern English martyrological writings and confessional polemic, c. 1485-1625.

I focus particularly on examining consistencies and divergences between confessional constructions of martyrdom, sanctity, and the body. The areas I investigate include: the supernatural; polemic rhetoric; confessional identity and conflict; apocalypticism; understandings of time.


Education:

2013 to present: ESRC-funded PhD student, Department of History, Warwick University

2012-2013: PGCE: Department of Education, Oxford University

2009-2012: BA (Hons) History: Lincoln College, Oxford University – First Class


Academic Awards:

Wellcome Trust bursary for 'Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity' (11th-13th July, 2016, University of Cardiff).

TU Dresden and University of Warwick joint participant bursary for 'Theories and Practices of Writing Early Modern History in England and Germany' (Saturday 23rd April 2016, TU Dresden)

Catholic Records Society Graduate Bursary for Catholic Record Society Annual Conference (Cambridge, July 2015).

Wellcome Trust bursary for 'Early Modern Women, Religion and the Body' conference (Loughborough, July 2014)

Project-meeting grant from the Early Modern Conversions Project (York, June 2014)

Graduate Student Associate of the Early Modern Conversions Project (2014-17)

Warwick ESRC doctoral studentship (2013-2017)

Lincoln College award for excellent performance in Finals (2012)


Presentations:

November 2016, presenting a paper at Warwick's Early Modern And Eighteenth Century Seminar Series (24th October 2016, University of Warwick).

July 2016, presented a paper at at 'Bodily Fluids/Fluids Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity' (11th-13th July 2016, University of Cardiff).

April 2016, presented a paper at 'Theories and Practices of Writing Early Modern History in England and Germany' (Saturday 23rd April 2016, TU Dresden).

September 2015, presented a paper at European Reformation Research Group annual conference (9th September 2015, University of Birmingham).

July 2015, presented a paper at Catholic Record Society Annual Conference (20th-22nd July 2015, University of Cambridge); presented a paper at Politics of Conversion Workshop (21-22nd July, University of Warwick).

June 2015, presented with Medieval Song at Warwick at 'Hearing the Voice: Hearing the Soul' symposium (5th June 2015, University of Warwick). A video of the performance is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmm9mfEvRZ4

September 2014, presented a paper at 'Reformation Studies Colloquium' (10-12th September 2014, University of Cambridge)

July 2014, presented a paper at ‘Early Modern Women, Religion and the Body’ conference (22-23rd July 2014, University of Loughborough)

June 2014, presented a paper at Early Modern Conversions Project Meeting (2-3rd June 2014, University of York)

May 2014, presented papers at: ‘Reform and Reformation’ research colloquium (6th May 2014, University of Warwick: see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/conferences/reformreformation/ for more details); Warwick History Postgraduate Conference (29th-30th May 2014, University of Warwick)


Publications

'Martyrs' blood in the English Reformations', British Catholic History (2017), vol. 33 (4), pp. 534-560.

'The reception of Classical constructions of bodily fluids in medieval and early-modern martyrologies', in Victoria Leonard and Laurence Totelin (eds), Bodily Fluids/Fluid Bodies in Greek and Roman Antiquity (forthcoming).


Undergraduate Teaching

November 2016 - Lecture on 'Religious Life c. 1500' for second-year module 'The European World, 1500-1750' (HI203) (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/modules/hi203). Seminar on the early evangelicals in England, for second-year module Religion and Religious Change (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/modules/hi255)

Academic Year 2015-16 Teaching second-year module 'The European World, 1500-1750' (HI203) (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/modules/hi203)

Academic Year 2014-15 Taught second-year module 'The European World, 1500-1750' (HI203) (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/modules/hi203)


Professional Experience and Development

March 2017 - Conference Organiser for 'Bodies and Minds in the Early Modern Catholic World' (24th-25th March, 2017): http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/conferences/emconversions/

May 2015 Attended a workshop on reading early-modern English musical scores: 'Reading from Facsimile' (17th May, at Oxford Early Music Festival 2015)

April 2015 Attended 'Early Modern Records Workshop: Church and the Reformation' (23rd April, National Archives)

Autumn Term 2014 Participated in the interdisiplinary discussion group on 'sanctity', run by Oxford's Early Modern Catholicism Network, hosted by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

Summer Term 2014 to present Book Review Editor for Retrospectives

Spring Term 2014 Sub-editor for Retrospectives

Spring Term 2014 Took and passed the early-modern English paleography course 'From Manuscript to Print', run by the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick

Autumn Term 2013 to present Member of Medieval Song at Warwick (student-led project exploring and performing medieval song, particuarly medieval crusade songs, in partnership with Professor Linda Paterson's AHRC funded project on Lyric Responses to the Crusades: see http://medievalsongatwarwick.blogspot.co.uk/)

Autumn 2012 to Summer 2013 Reviewer for Retrospectives (postgraduate history journal: see http://retrospectives.org.uk/)

April - June 2013, PGCE intern (student teacher, KS3-5 history) at The Cherwell School, Oxford

September 2012 - March 2013, PGCE intern (student teacher, KS3-5 history and RPE) at Gosford Hill School, Oxfordshire

July 2012, conference administrator at international conference on ‘Retelling Familiar Tales of Birth in Western Europe’ (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)


Languages

English (native speaker), French (advanced), Latin (upper intermediate), Classical Greek (intermediate); Modern Greek (basic), German (basic), Italian (basic)

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Anastasia Stylianou

Department of History,

University of Warwick

Email: A dot Stylianou at warwick dot ac dot uk

Academia.edu profile: https://warwick.academia.edu/AnastasiaStylianou

Early Modern Conversions Project Graduate Associate Profile: http://earlymodernconversions.com/people/graduate-student-associates/anastasia-stylianou/

Conference Organiser for 'Bodies and Minds in the Early Modern Catholic World' (24th-25th March, 2017): http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/conferences/emconversions/