Kathleen’s research interests include rhetoric, epistolary form, literacy, the use of vernacular languages, patronage and political relationships. Her recent work concerns English royal correspondence under Edward I.

Recent Conference Papers

  • ‘On stage and off: formal and familiar letters in medieval Anglo-French diplomacy’, Letters, Memory and Diplomacy Symposium, Sydney (Jan 2018)
  • ‘Moving Allies: Edward I’s Expenses for his Daughters as Diplomatic Exchange’, 11th Biennial Conference of ANZAMEMS , Wellington (Feb 2017).
  • ‘Women in medieval political networks: a feminist reading’, Melbourne Feminist History Group, Melbourne (Oct 2016)