College Research Associates

For the last four years, Emmanuel has welcomed post-doctoral researchers from both the arts and sciences. We hope to be able to accommodate more in the future as associate members of the College.

Alison Knight

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After studying in Canada, I came to Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) for my PhD. I was jointly supervised by Brian Cummings (Sussex) and Christopher Burlinson (former Research Fellow at Emmanuel), and investigated sixteenth- and seventeenth-century methods of navigating textual difficulties presented by the Bible.

I am now looking at the growing emphasis on the Bible’s ‘Englishness’ as a movement, and the tension with the emerging understanding in the nineteenth century of what ‘Englishness’ meant. My sources include scholarly histories of the English Bible, new editions of Renaissance and medieval translations, exhibition catalogues and missionary manuals, as well as representations of the Bible’s Englishness in literature and visual art.