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A.V. Aylin Malcolm

A.V. Aylin Malcolm

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.A. in English, University of Pennsylvania '18
  • M.A. in English, The Ohio State University '16
  • B.A. & Sc. in Environment (First Class Honours), McGill University '14

I am a third-year Ph.D. student with research interests in late medieval English and French poetry, the history of ecological science, and manuscript studies. I have recently written about marine animals in medieval scientific writing; slang and obscenity in Middle English and modern Québécois drama; vegetal life and trans-species longing in Old Occitan poetry; and the reading practices associated with interactive manuscript diagrams, such as astronomical volvelles. 

I am co-directing the Anthropocene & Animal StudiesMedievalists @ Penn, and Paleography Working Groups in 2018-19. I am also the editorial assistant of Manuscript Studies, the journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies.