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Dr Clarck Drieshen

Early Career Research Fellow

1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019 

Clarck Drieshen completed his PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds in 2017. His thesis examines the use of visionary-mystical writings for devotional instruction at late medieval female religious communities in North-Western Europe.


Drieshen has been working as a cataloguer and researcher of medieval manuscripts at the British Library. During his studies, he has published articles on Middle English devotional works that circulated among female audiences. At the Institute of English Studies, he will work on an edition of a unique copy of a Middle English reworking of a fourteenth-century Continental mystical work known as Christi Leiden in einer Vision geschaut and examine its influene on female piety in late medieval England.