Andrew Lynch

Emeritus Professor, BA MA Melb., MPhil Oxf.

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 20 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
1992 …2019
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Personal profile


BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, Melbourne University, 1972. Joint Exhibition winner.

MA in English, Melbourne University, 1978. Percival Serle Prize.

MPhil (Later Medieval English), Oxford University, 1980.

Roles and responsibilities

Emeritus Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow, English and Literary Studies, UWA.

Future research

See Current Projects

Funding overview

Some grants

Education Futures Scholarship Program Grant and Secondment Funding, UWA, with Michael Ovens.

WAND grant for project: ‘Experiential Learning on the HTC Vive Virtual Reality Platform’ UWA, with Michael Ovens. $14,395.

2014-2018 Director and Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800. $24.5m.

Education Futures Scholarship Program Grant and Secondment Funding, UWA, with Michael Ovens. ‘Experiential Learning on the HTC Vive Virtual Reality Platform’. 2017. $14,395.

2013. National Science Council of Taiwan Visiting Scholar Grant, NTD38,000 and airfare.

2008-2011. ARC Discovery Project grant. 'Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory'. $338,463. Prof. S. J. Trigg (Melbourne); A/Prof A. L. Lynch (UWA); Dr L. D'Arcens (Wollongong); Prof. J. M. Ganim (UCLA, Riverside).

2011-13 ARC CHE Associate Investigator. $3000 p.a., for research assistance and travel for project ‘The medieval emotions of war’.

2010. Australian Academy of the Social Sciences for the Workshop 'Understanding Emotions: An Interdisciplinary Workshop'. $7,500.

2010. Benjamin Meaker Fellowship, April-May 2010, University of Bristol.

2005-08. ARC Discovery Project Grant. 'Medieval War in Modern Imagination, $60,000.

Previous positions

Tutor, University of Melbourne, 1973-77
Senior Tutor, La Trobe University, 1978.

Current projects

Routledge History of Emotions in Europe, 1100–1700, eds Susan Broomhall and Andrew Lynch.

 Emotion and space in medieval versions of the life of St Mary of Egypt.

Music, Emotion, Medievalism. Special issue of postmedieval, eds Helen Dell, Andrew Lynch, Elizabeth Upton

Industrial relevance

President, International Arthurian Society

Editorial and Advisory
Co-Editor, Emotions: History, Culture Society.

General Editor: Brepols ‘Early European Research’ book series; General Editor. Bloomsbury Cultural History of Emotions. 6 vols. Forthcoming 2018.

Past Editor, Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002-09);

Editorial boards: Arthuriana (USA); Arthurian Literature (UK); Journal of the International Arthurian Society; Limina (Advisory Board); Parergon (Editorial Board and International Advisory Committee

Refereeing of Articles and Book Proposals (recent)
Palgrave Macmillan; Brepols; Cambridge University Press; Arthuriana; Arthurian Literature; Victorian Review; postmedieval; Chaucer Review; Parergon; Medium Aevum; Limina; Boydell and Brewer; Journal of the International Arthurian Society.

Curriculum Advisory Committee, Literature, WA Certificate of Education.

Teaching overview

Recent PhD Completions

2018 PhD. Dr Vaughan. Supervised by Prof Lynch; Prof White; Prof Mead

2017 PhD. Dr Phillips. Supervised by Prof Lynch; Prof White

2017 PhD. Dr Ovens. Supervised by: Prof Lynch, Prof White, Dr Kambaskovic-Schwartz

2017 PhD. Dr Davidson. Supervised by: Prof Lynch, A/Prof Van Gent

2016 PhD. Dr Mitenae. Supervised by: Prof Ikin, Prof Lynch

2016 PhD. Dr Kiddle. Supervised by: Prof Lynch, Prof White

2015 PhD. Dr O'Leary. Supervised by: A/Prof Dolin, Prof Lynch

2015 PhD. Dr Hole. Supervised by: Dr Tarbin, Prof Lynch, Dr Young


My research interests and supervision of postgraduates mainly cover the literature and culture of later medieval England (including English, French and Latin) and ‘medievalism’, the post-medieval reception and imaginative recreation of the middle ages.

In recent years my ‘medieval’ research has strayed as early as Anglo-Saxon and as late as Shakespeare. My 'medievalist' research goes from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, dealing with Engish, American and Australian material.

I also have an interest in modern Irish literature. Recurring themes in all this research include war and peace, emotions, masculinity and martyrdom.


Old French
Middle English
basic German.


  • Emotions
  • Medieval Literature
  • Early Modern History
  • Conflict Studies
  • Arthurian Literature
  • Medieval literature and culture, 800–1500 AD
  • Modern medievalism in literature and film
  • Literature and emotions
  • The literature of war and peace
  • Arthurian literature

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Research Output 1992 2019

A Cultural History of the Emotions. 6 volumes

Lynch, A. (ed.), Broomhall, S. (ed.) & Davidson, J. (ed.), 21 Feb 2019, 1 ed. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology

Cultural History
Human History

A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Late-Medieval, Reformation, and Renaissance Age

Lynch, A. (ed.) & Broomhall, S. (ed.), 21 Feb 2019, 1 ed. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 209 p. (A Cultural History of the Emotions)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology

Emotion and medieval 'violence': the Alliterative Morte Arthure and The Siege of Jerusalem

Lynch, A., 2019, Writing War in Britain and France, 1370-1854: A History of Emotions. Downes, S., Lynch, A. & O’Loughlin, K. (eds.). 1 ed. Abingdon: Routledge, p. 37-56 (Themes in Medieval and Early Modern History).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Medieval Period
Alliterative Morte Arthure

Introduction: Emotional cultures of change and continuity 1300-1600

Lynch, A., 21 Feb 2019, A cultural history of the emotions in the Late-Medieval, Reformation and Renaissance Age. Broomhall, S. & Lynch, A. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 3. p. 1-12 12 p. (A Cultural History of the Emotions; vol. 1-6).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Malory and emotion

Lynch, A., 15 Mar 2019, A new companion to Malory. Leitch, M. & Rushton, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, p. 177-190 14 p. (Arthurian Studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Literary Genres
Morte Darthur

Projects 1997 2017

Centre for the History of Emotions

Lynch, A., Van Gent, J., White, R., Konishi, S., Gibbard, P., Broomhall, S., Lemmings, D., Davidson, J., Trigg, S., Haskell, Y., Holbrook, P., Ruys, J. & Zika, C.

Australian Research Council


Project: Research

Network for Early European Research

Scott, A., Sharpe, P., Broomhall, S., Burrows, T., Crawford, P., Haskell, Y., Lynch, A., Maddern, P., Tunley, D., White, R., Wortham, C., Scott, J., Barnes, G., Broad, J., Davis, L., Eckstein, N., Ferber, D., Fitzmaurice, A., Freeman, E., Fulton, H., Gaukroger, S., Gillett, A., Hall, D., Kent, F., Kolsky, S., Lemmings, D., Manion, M., Mews, C., Newbigin, N., Ruys, J., Sankey, M., Sherlock, P., Trigg, S., Ward, J., Warner, L., Zika, C., Griffiths, J., Prest, W., Clunies Ross, M., Curry, R., Condren, C., Holbrook, P., Muir, B., Cassidy Welch, M., Bennett, M., Green, K., D'Arcens, L., Stockigt, J., Walker, C. & Yeo, R.

Australian Research Council


Project: Research