Dr Alison Wiggins

  • Senior Lecturer (English Language)

telephone: 0141 330 3918
email: Alison.Wiggins@glasgow.ac.uk

R302 Level 3
English Language
12 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QH


Research interests

  • Middle English and Renaissance language and literature
  • History of the English language
  • Palaeography and the interpretation of manuscript sources
  • Editing and web literature

Biography

Dr Alison Wiggins is Senior Lecturer in English Language. Her interests include medieval and Tudor manuscripts, literature and letter-writing, and the implications and opportunities of web editing. She was recently PI on the AHRC-funded Letters of Bess of Hardwick Project, and she has published on Chaucer's readers, medieval romance and scribal culture. The more specialist aspects of her research focus on the relationship between language and palaeography, such as the interplay between language and the visual and tactile experience of reading a handwritten book or letter, and the implications for the creation and evocation of emotion, tone and meaning. She is particularly interested in projects and web sites that bring manuscripts to wider audiences: she is project leader for the online edition of Bess of Hardwick's Letters www.bessofhardwickorg (2013), she was web editor for the  AHRC Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (from 2002-06) and co-editor of  The Auchinleck Manuscript for the National Library of Scotland Digital Library (2003). She has recently co-written a book on medieval romance manuscripts (with Dr Nicholas Perkins), to accompnay the Romance of the Middle Ages exhibition at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (2012).

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2014

Wiggins, A. (2014) Bess of Hardwick: Reading and Writing Renaissance Letters. Series: Material Readings in Early Modern Culture . Ashgate, Farnham, UK. (In Press)

2013

Wiggins, A., Bryson, A., Smith, D., Timmermann, A. and Williams, G., (Eds.) (2013) Bess of Hardwick's Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608 [On-line resource]. www.bessofhardwick.org.

Wiggins, A. (2013) Bess of Hardwick's life in twelve letters. In: Wiggins, A., Bryson, A., Smith, D., Timmermann, A. and Williams, G. (eds.) Bess of Hardwick's Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608 [On-line resource]. www.bessofhardwick.org.

Wiggins, A. (2013) Editing Bess of Hardwick's letters. In: Wiggins, A., Bryson, A., Smith, D., Timmermann, A. and Williams, G. (eds.) Bess of Hardwick's Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608 [On-line resource]. www.bessofhardwick.org.

Wiggins, A., and Williams, G. (2013) Tutorial: Reading early modern handwriting. Bess of Hardwick's Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608 [On-line resource] .

2012

Perkins, N., and Wiggins, A. (2012) The Romance of the Middle Ages. Bodleian Library, Oxford. ISBN 9781851242955

2010

Wiggins, A. (2010) Frances Wolfreston’s Chaucer. In: Hardman, P. and Lawrence-Mathers, A. (eds.) Women as Scribes and the Domestication of Print Culture. Brewer, Cambridge, UK, pp. 77-89.

Wiggins, A. (2010) The city and the text: London literature. In: Treharne, E.M. and Walker, G. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 540-556. ISBN 9780199229123

2009

Wiggins, A. (2009) Editing Middle English Romance: Problems and Prospects. Poetica, 71 . pp. 15-27. ISSN 0287-1629

2008

Horobin, S., and Wiggins, A. (2008) Reconsidering Lincoln's Inn MS 150. Medium Aevum, 77 (1). pp. 30-53. ISSN 0025-8385

Wiggins, A. (2008) What did renaissance readers write in their printed copies of Chaucer? Library: Transactions of The Bibliographical Society, 9 (1). pp. 3-36. ISSN 0024-2160 (doi:10.1093/library/9.1.003)

2007

Wiggins, A. and Field, R., (Eds.) (2007) Guy of Warwick: Icon and Ancestor. Series: Studies in medieval romance. D.S. Brewer, Woodbridge, UK. ISBN 9781843841258

Wiggins, A. (2007) Middle English romance and the West Midlands. In: Scase, W. (ed.) Essays in Manuscript Geography: Vernacular Manuscripts of the English West Midlands from the Conquest to the Sixteenth Century. Series: Medieval texts and cultures of Northern Europe (10). Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, pp. 239-256. ISBN 9782503516950

Wiggins, A. (2007) A makeover story: the Caius manuscript copy of Guy of Warwick. Studies in Philology, 104 (4). pp. 471-501. ISSN 0039-3738

Wiggins, A. (2007) The manuscripts and texts of the middle English Guy of Warwick. In: Wiggins, A. and Field, R. (eds.) Guy of Warwick: Icon and Ancestor. Series: Studies in Medieval Romance . Boydell and Brewer, pp. 61-80. ISBN 9781843841258

2005

Wiggins, A. (2005) Imagining the compiler: Guy of Warwick and the construction of the Auchinleck Manuscript (NLS Advocates' MS 19.2.1). In: Kelly, S. and Thompson, J.J. (eds.) Imagining the Book. Series: Medieval texts and cultures of Northern Europe (7). Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, pp. 61-73. ISBN 9782503516936

2004

Wiggins, A. (2004) Are Auchinleck Manuscript Scribes 1 and 6 the same scribe?: whole-data analysis and the advantages of electronic texts. Medium Aevum, 73 (1). pp. 10-26. ISSN 0025-8385

Wiggins, A., (Ed.) (2004) The Stanzaic Guy of Warwick. Series: Middle English texts. Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA. ISBN 9781580440882

2003

Wiggins, A. (2003) Guy of Warwick in Warwick: reconsidering the dialect evidence. English Studies, 84 (3). pp. 219-230. ISSN 1744-4217 (doi:10.1076/enst.84.3.219.16856)

Burnley, D. and Wiggins, A., (Eds.) (2003) The Auchinleck Manuscript [On-line resource]. auchinleck.nls.uk.

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Article

Wiggins, A., and Williams, G. (2013) Tutorial: Reading early modern handwriting. Bess of Hardwick's Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608 [On-line resource] .

Wiggins, A. (2009) Editing Middle English Romance: Problems and Prospects. Poetica, 71 . pp. 15-27. ISSN 0287-1629

Horobin, S., and Wiggins, A. (2008) Reconsidering Lincoln's Inn MS 150. Medium Aevum, 77 (1). pp. 30-53. ISSN 0025-8385

Wiggins, A. (2008) What did renaissance readers write in their printed copies of Chaucer? Library: Transactions of The Bibliographical Society, 9 (1). pp. 3-36. ISSN 0024-2160 (doi:10.1093/library/9.1.003)

Wiggins, A. (2007) A makeover story: the Caius manuscript copy of Guy of Warwick. Studies in Philology, 104 (4). pp. 471-501. ISSN 0039-3738

Wiggins, A. (2004) Are Auchinleck Manuscript Scribes 1 and 6 the same scribe?: whole-data analysis and the advantages of electronic texts. Medium Aevum, 73 (1). pp. 10-26. ISSN 0025-8385

Wiggins, A. (2003) Guy of Warwick in Warwick: reconsidering the dialect evidence. English Studies, 84 (3). pp. 219-230. ISSN 1744-4217 (doi:10.1076/enst.84.3.219.16856)

Book

Wiggins, A. (2014) Bess of Hardwick: Reading and Writing Renaissance Letters. Series: Material Readings in Early Modern Culture . Ashgate, Farnham, UK. (In Press)

Perkins, N., and Wiggins, A. (2012) The Romance of the Middle Ages. Bodleian Library, Oxford. ISBN 9781851242955

Book Section

Wiggins, A. (2013) Bess of Hardwick's life in twelve letters. In: Wiggins, A., Bryson, A., Smith, D., Timmermann, A. and Williams, G. (eds.) Bess of Hardwick's Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608 [On-line resource]. www.bessofhardwick.org.

Wiggins, A. (2013) Editing Bess of Hardwick's letters. In: Wiggins, A., Bryson, A., Smith, D., Timmermann, A. and Williams, G. (eds.) Bess of Hardwick's Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608 [On-line resource]. www.bessofhardwick.org.

Wiggins, A. (2010) Frances Wolfreston’s Chaucer. In: Hardman, P. and Lawrence-Mathers, A. (eds.) Women as Scribes and the Domestication of Print Culture. Brewer, Cambridge, UK, pp. 77-89.

Wiggins, A. (2010) The city and the text: London literature. In: Treharne, E.M. and Walker, G. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 540-556. ISBN 9780199229123

Wiggins, A. (2007) Middle English romance and the West Midlands. In: Scase, W. (ed.) Essays in Manuscript Geography: Vernacular Manuscripts of the English West Midlands from the Conquest to the Sixteenth Century. Series: Medieval texts and cultures of Northern Europe (10). Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, pp. 239-256. ISBN 9782503516950

Wiggins, A. (2007) The manuscripts and texts of the middle English Guy of Warwick. In: Wiggins, A. and Field, R. (eds.) Guy of Warwick: Icon and Ancestor. Series: Studies in Medieval Romance . Boydell and Brewer, pp. 61-80. ISBN 9781843841258

Wiggins, A. (2005) Imagining the compiler: Guy of Warwick and the construction of the Auchinleck Manuscript (NLS Advocates' MS 19.2.1). In: Kelly, S. and Thompson, J.J. (eds.) Imagining the Book. Series: Medieval texts and cultures of Northern Europe (7). Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, pp. 61-73. ISBN 9782503516936

Edited Book

Wiggins, A., Bryson, A., Smith, D., Timmermann, A. and Williams, G., (Eds.) (2013) Bess of Hardwick's Letters: The Complete Correspondence, c.1550-1608 [On-line resource]. www.bessofhardwick.org.

Wiggins, A. and Field, R., (Eds.) (2007) Guy of Warwick: Icon and Ancestor. Series: Studies in medieval romance. D.S. Brewer, Woodbridge, UK. ISBN 9781843841258

Wiggins, A., (Ed.) (2004) The Stanzaic Guy of Warwick. Series: Middle English texts. Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA. ISBN 9781580440882

Burnley, D. and Wiggins, A., (Eds.) (2003) The Auchinleck Manuscript [On-line resource]. auchinleck.nls.uk.

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Dr Wiggins contributes to teaching in late medieval literature; history of the English language; history of the book; literary and linguistic computing; and medieval and Renaissance palaeography and manuscript studies. She welcomes applications from postgraduates in any of these areas.