Dr Miranda Griffin
Dr Miranda Griffin is the Admissions Tutor in Arts and Humanities and Director of Studies for Part IA (the first year of Modern and Medieval Languages). She specialises in medieval French literature. She has published a book on the Vulgate Cycle, a thirteenth-century cycle of French stories about King Arthur, his knights and the Holy Grail. Her second book is about stories of transformation and shape-shifting in medieval French literature, and includes studies of werewolves, snake-women and Merlin. Her next project will focus on pilgrimage and landscape in medieval literature. Miranda teaches medieval French literature to students in the MML, ASNC and English Triposes, as well as teaching the introductory French literature survey course to first years. She also offers an introductory course on critical theory to first- and second-year linguists, and is very interested in the connections between modern theories of gender and identity and medieval literature.