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Anne Scott

Associate Professor, BA MA Oxon., MPhil PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Anne M. Scott was, from 2006-2010, Convenor of the Australian Research Council Network for Early European Research, and is currently an honorary research fellow in the Discipline of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. As former Network Convenor she continues to bring together researchers, particularly working to consolidate links between researchers of European medieval and renaissance studies in Taiwan and Australia, helping to develop inter-institutional and interdisciplinary research collaboration. Her own field of research is in fourteenth-century English Literature, and her monograph entitled ‘Piers Plowman and the poor’, Dublin: Four Courts Press, was published in 2004. She has published several essays on fourteenth- and fifteenth-century English literature, and work is currently in progress for a book on the place of Robert Mannyng's 'Handlyng Synne' in the development of late medieval English literature and art. She is Editor of Parergon, the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, available in print and online as part of Project MUSE database and several other databases.

Funding overview

CI on ARC Linkage Grant 'Imagining Poverty: conceptualising and representing poverty and the poor in mendicant inspired literature, preaching and visual art 1220-1520'.
2011- 13, $15000, Chief institution: Monash
CI ARC Network for Early European Research 2005-10 $1.6m
NEER Cluster funding (received 2006):
i) Children in Europe and the Australian Colonies c1300 - 1850.
ii) Manuscript Studies and Early European Research.
UWA Research Grant 2007, $16,000 'Searching for the medieval poor in image and artefact'.

Previous positions

Convenor, ARC Network for Early European Research 2006-2010

Teaching overview

Piers Plowman
Thomas Hoccleve and his world
Middle English Romances
How to read Middle English


The iconography of poverty in medieval literature and art. General issues of poverty in the medieval and early modern periods. Medieval penitential manuals, particularly Handlyng Synne" and "Manuel des Pechiez".



Research expertise keywords

  • Middle English literature
  • Middle English language
  • Poverty studies
  • Medieval spirituality
  • Rise of the vernacular
  • Manuscript studies
  • Iconography of poverty


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