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Dr Hannah Morcos

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Address Department of French
King's College London
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Hannah completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in French language and literature at King’s College London. Her PhD thesis formed part of the cross-European research project The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript: Text Collections from a European Perspective (, which was funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area). Before taking on the role of Post-Doctoral Research Associate, she worked as post-graduate intern in the British Library’s Section of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts.

Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Medieval French literature
  • Manuscript studies
  • Textual criticism

 Hannah’s research interests centre on the material dissemination of medieval French literature. Her PhD thesis investigated the compilation and reception of francophone story collections in multi-text codices, and included chapters on the manuscripts of the Fables Pierre Aufons, the Old French verse Vie des Pères, and the fable collection attributed to Marie de France.

 She is currently working on digital editions of three manuscript witnesses of L’Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César, as part of the ERC-funded project The Values of French Language and Literature in the European Middle Ages (

 For more details please see her full research profile.

Selected publications
  • with Bart Besamusca, Gareth Griffith, and Matthias Meyer) ‘Author Attributions in Medieval Text Collections: An Exploration’, Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, 76 (2016), 1-34.
  • ‘From honor to amor: The Fables Pierre Aufons and its “sequel” in Paris, BnF, n.a.f. 7517’ (forthcoming in the proceedings of the International Courtly Literature Society Conference, Lisbon, July 2013)
  • Sens in Dialogue: The Manuscript Contexts of the Fables Pierre Aufons’ (forthcoming in the proceedings of The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript Conference, Utrecht, April 2013)

For a complete list of publications, please see Hannah's full research profile


Hannah has taught undergraduate modules on medieval French language and literature, and translation from French into English.

Expertise and public engagement

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