Dr Elizabeth Solopova

Lecturer in Medieval English

Dr Elizabeth Solopova is a lecturer in Medieval English at Harris Manchester College. Her research and teaching cover Old and Middle English literature, literary theory, linguistics and the history of the English language. She has published widely on medieval literature and language, manuscripts, and the fiction of J.R.R Tolkien. Her current research is on the Wycliffite Bible, the first complete translation of the Bible in English produced at the end of the 14th century by the followers of the Oxford theologian John Wyclif. She is the Principle Investigator of a major AHRC-funded project, ‘Towards a new edition of the Wycliffite Bible’.

Her publications include Manuscripts of the Wycliffite Bible in the Bodleian and Oxford College Libraries (2016); The Wycliffite Bible: Origin, History and Interpretation (editor, 2016); Latin Liturgical Psalters in the Bodleian Library: A Select Catalogue (2013); Key Concepts in Medieval Literature (with Stuart Lee, 2006); and The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien (with Stuart Lee, 2005, 2nd edn 2015).