Henry Bainton

Henry Bainton

Part-time lecturer

Henry Bainton was Lecturer in Medieval Literature at the University of York from 2011 to 2018, where he taught medieval English and French literature. He came to Denmark on a Carslberg scholarship in 2016 to undertake a two-year research project at the University of Southern Denmark. He teaches courses on earlier English literature at Engerom.

Henry Bainton's research focuses on medieval history-writing and the multilingual literary cultures that produced it. He works mainly on Old French and Latin texts, and his interests cluster around questions about literary reception, orality and literacy, cultural memory, multilingualism, and the relationship between history-writing and the emotions. His first monograph, History and the Written Word in the Age of the Angevins, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2020.

He has recently started a new project about the emotions of history-writing in the Middle Ages, which will engage both the history of emotions and literary history to explore how history-writers negotiated traumatic events in their histories.


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