Dr Anya Adair
Anya Adair researches medieval English literature, as well as pre-modern English law and legal culture. Her focus is the Old English period, but her research extends also to Old Norse and Anglo-Latin, medieval language interaction, book history and manuscript studies, poetry and poetics, digital humanities, and the history of the English language.
Anya holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, graduate degrees in English from Melbourne and Oxford, and a PhD in English Literature from Yale. She has taught creative writing, medieval and early modern English literature, the history of the English language, palaeography and codicology, and digital humanities.
The historical scope of Anya’s present research covers the seventh to the sixteenth centuries. It aims to unite more closely the fields of medieval law and medieval literature, and to provide insight into the intellectual, emotional and social dimensions of legal and literary production across the period. Her interest in legal and literary culture takes her work into the history of emotion, historical linguistics, religious writing, poetry, poetics and rhetoric, as well as palaeography, codicology, and the history of law. In all of these dimensions, Anya’s research is driven by a fascination with the minutiae of language, and the potential of its smallest detail to solve the puzzles of the past.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (Teaching Innovations in E-Learning): Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2021-03-01||Early Career Teaching Award: University of Hong Kong||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2020-07-01||Faculty Research Awards for Junior Tenure-track Professoriate Staff: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2019-12-01||Outstanding Teaching Award (Team Award), ‘BA&LLB Programme Curriculum’: The University of Hong Kong||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2017-05-01||Travel Award for ISAS CESTA Early Career Workshop in Digital Humanities: International Society of Anglo-Saxonists||Others|
|2015-05-01||Noah Webster Prize: School of English, Yale University||Research Achievement|
|2016-06-01||Prize Teaching Fellowship: Yale University||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2017-05-01||Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Prize: School of English, Yale University||Research Achievement|
|2015-03-01||K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award: Association of American Colleges and Universities||Teaching Accomplishment|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|06/2013 - 11/2020||Member||ISSEME|
|03/2015 - 06/2017||Chair & Member, Graduate Student Committee||Medieval Academy of America|
|01/2013 - 11/2020||Member||Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies|
|03/2016 - 07/2019||Member||Modern Language Association|
|01/2016 - 07/2019||Member||Early English Text Society|
|03/2016 - 06/2017||Member, Editorial Board||Yale Journal of Law and Humanities|
|03/2014 - 11/2020||Member||New Chaucer Society|
|06/2015 - 06/2019||Member||Digital Scholarship in the Humanities|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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