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Brandon Alakas


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University of Alberta

Richard Whitford's Dyuers Holy Instrucyons and Teachynges Very Necessary for the Helth of Mannes Soule. Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2020. Introduction co-authored with Stephanie Morley.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

"Delightful Fruits and Bitter Weeds: Textual Consumption and Spiritual Identity in The Orcherd of Syon." Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures 48.1 (2022): 45-67.

"Devotion in Exile: A Looking Glace for the Religious and the Preservation of the Birgittine Community of Syon Abbey." Viator 50:1 (2019; published 2020): 289-315.

"Francis’s Animal Brotherhood in Thomas of Celano’s Vita Prima." (Co-authored with Day Bulger). postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies 11.1 (2020): 23-32.

“Resignation or Rebuttal?: Three Biblical Exempla in Richard Whitford’s Dyuers Holy Instrucyons and Teachynges,” Late Medieval Devotional Compilations in England. Eds. Marleen Cré, Diana Denissen and Denis Renevey. Brepols, 2020, 271-88.

"'In ye secret chambre of the mynde, in the preuy closet of the sowle’: Monastic Discipline and Devotion in More’s Life of Pico." Moreana 54.1 (2017): 86-107.

"Scrupulosity and Heresy: William Bonde’s Reply to Evangelical views of Christian Freedom and Salvation in The Directory of Conscience." Continuity and Change. Papers from the Birgitta Conference at Dartington 2015. Eds Elin Andersson, Claes Gejrot, Eddie Jones and Mia Åkestam. Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitetsakademien. Konferenser 94, 2017, 251-267.

"The very healthy food of monastic life’: John Whethamstede, Monastic Identity, and the Legacy of Claustral Reading." The American Benedictine Review 66.3 (2015): 303-24.

"Shakespeare’s Medievalism and the Life Removed: Depictions of Religious in Measure for Measure.” The Year’s Work in Medievalism 29 (2014): 2-12.

"'Closed and kept most surely in religion’: Richard Whitford, Monastic Culture, and the Regulation of Lay Piety." Renaissance and Reformation 36.1 (2013): 95-130.

"A Monastic Reformation of Domestic Space: Richard Whitford’s Werke for Householders.” Fifteenth-Century Studies 38 (2013): 1-19.

"Seniority and Mastery: The Politics of Ageism in the Coventry Cycle." Early Theatre 9.1 (2006): 15-36.
Research Interests
Latin and Vernacular Devotional Literature, Syon Abbey, Recusant Literature

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