Blurton, Heather

Associate Professor

Heather Blurton’s research interests are in the High Middle Ages (rather loosely interpreted as 950 – 1250), particularly in literary responses to the Norman Conquest and in the intersections of romance, hagiography, and historiography. She is the author of several articles (including ones on Guibert of Nogent and Matthew Paris, in whom she has continuing research interests) and Cannibalism in High Medieval English Literature (Palgrave MacMillan, 2007). She is currently working on an edited collection on The South English Legendary along with Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, and a new book that attempts to account for the strange appearance of narratives of ritual crucifixion – accusations that Jews stole and murdered Christian children – in Anglo-Norman England by situating them in the epistemological shifts of the twelfth century.



South Hall 2718

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Spring 2020 - Please email for appointment.


(805) 893-4622


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English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170


Medieval Literature


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