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1. Women, Writing and Religion in England and Beyond, 650-1100 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019).

ISBN 9781474270625

2. 'A Fragmentary Archive: Migratory Feelings in Early Anglo-Saxon Women’s Letters'. Taylor & Francis Journal of Homosexuality, 64 (3), pp. 415-429.

doi: 10.1080/00918369.2016.1190217

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This article examines the emotions expressed in the letters written by Boniface's female correspondents, including nuns in England and missionaries to Germany.

3.  'Small Consolation: Goscelin of Saint-Bertin's Liber confortatorius and Pearl'. Chaucer Review: a journal of medieval studies and literary criticism, 51 (1), pp. 31-48.

Goscelin of Saint-Bertin's extended letter to Eve of Wilton is compared to the famous Middle English poem Pearl, throwing new light on both texts.

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4. 'The Earliest Women's Writing? Anglo-Saxon Literary Cultures and Communities'. Taylor & Francis Women's Writing, 20 (4), pp. 537-554.

doi: 10.1080/09699082.2013.773761

This article looks in detail at the evidence of women's literary activities in the double monasteries of Ely and Whitby.

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5. 'Lost Books: Abbess Hildelith and the Literary Culture of Barking Abbey.'. Department of English, University of English Philological Quarterly, 91 (1), pp. 1-22.

This study examines women's literary culture and the early history of Barking Abbey.

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6. Watt D. (2012) 'Literature in Pieces: female sanctity and the relics of early women’s writing (500-1150)'. in Lees CA (ed.) The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature Cambridge University Press Article number 14

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This chapter explores the surviving traces of women's writing in England before the mid twelfth century.