Photo of Anne Scott

Anne Scott

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

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

    6009 Perth


  • 6 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

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".




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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Anne Scott is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
Poverty Arts & Humanities
Emotion Arts & Humanities
Laughter Arts & Humanities
Middle English Arts & Humanities
Iconography Arts & Humanities
Medieval Art Arts & Humanities
Medieval Literature Arts & Humanities

Research Output 1998 2019

The Way of Poverty and Wealth

Scott, A. M., 2019, In : PARERGON. 36, 1, p. 238-239 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

Introduction: Performing Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

Maddern, P., McEwan, J. & Scott, A., 2018, Performing Emotions in Early Europe. Maddern, P., McEwan, J. & Scott, A. M. (eds.). Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, p. xiii-xxx (Early European Research; vol. 11).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Laughter and humour in Middle English texts

Scott, A. M., 1 Jan 2018, Humour in the arts: New perspectives. Westbrook, V. & Chao, S. (eds.). Abington, Oxon: Taylor & Francis, p. 78-93 16 p. (Studies for the International Society for Cultural History).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Middle English
Medieval Period
Piers Plowman

Performing Emotions in Early Europe

Maddern, P. (ed.), McEwan, J. (ed.) & Scott, A. (ed.), 2018, Brepols Publishers. (Early European Research; vol. 11)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology

Medieval Period
Religious philosophy

The Poor and their Power: Images of Poor Women in Medieval Literature and Art

Scott, A. M., 2016, Approaches to Poverty in Medieval Europe: Complexities, Contradictions, Transformations c. 1100-1500. S. F. (ed.). Belgium: Brepols Publishers, Vol. 22. p. 229-252 24 p. (International Medieval research).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Projects 2004 2009

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., 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., Green, K., D'Arcens, L., Stockigt, J., Walker, C., Yeo, R., Hall, D. & Bennett, M.

ARC Research Networks Program


Project: Research