Welcome to the website of Laura Saetveit Miles.


photo: Siri Vevle

I teach and research English literature as a førsteamanuensis (associate professor) in the Institutt for Fremmedspråk / Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, Norway [employee page]. I am also a founding member of Norway’s Academy for Younger Reseachers (Akademiet for Yngre Forskere).

My research specialties are Middle English, medieval religious culture, women’s literary practices, manuscript studies, monastic reading, the Birgittine Order, and feminist criticism. Currently I lead the Syon Abbey Society.

As far as teaching, I cover all English literature from 800-1800, and some after too. I teach every level from undergraduate to PhD, and supervise both PhD and MA students.

In 2013 I took a permanent associate professor position at the University of Bergen, before which I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and assistant professor in the Department of English. In 2011 I received my doctorate in English Literature from Yale University, where I also completed an MA in English Literature and an MPhil in Medieval Studies. Before that I received an MPhil in Medieval English Literature from the University of Cambridge and a BA from Brown University (with a year abroad at the University of Oxford), double concentrating in English literature and medieval studies.

Check out the links above. I’d love to hear from you at laura.miles@gmail.com or laura.miles@uib.no.

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