Alicia Marchant

Alicia Marchant is the Project Officer (Heritage) for the 'Rivers of Emotion' project with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100–1800 (CHE) at The University of Western Australia (UWA), and the recipient of a CHE Project-to-Publication Fellowship. She completed her PhD in Medieval and Early Modern History at UWA in 2012, where she examined depictions of rebellion in English chronicle narratives written between 1400 and 1580. Her current research focuses on the history of emotions, heritage, materiality and dark tourism. Alicia is the co-convenor of the ‘Affect, Performance and Immersion in Cultural Heritage’ Research Cluster, and has been an Associate Investigator with CHE in 2013, 2014 and 2016. She has published widely, and has an edited collection, Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land, that will appear with Routledge in 2017.

Contact

alicia.marchant@uwa.edu.au

Current Research

Emotions in Later Medieval English Chronicles

Emotions and Heritage

Antiquaries and Emotions in late Medieval and Early Modern Britain

Fear and the Historical Past: Emotion, Temporality and Ghost Tours

Affect, Performance and Immersion in Cultural Heritage Research Cluster

Rivers of Emotion

Research Interests

The history of emotions; affective materiality; narratives of death and execution; Port Arthur; performativity; the history of heritage; antiquarianism; materiality; ruins and absent materiality; critical heritage; Cultural tourism; dark tourism; Colonial Studies; Tasmanian history; rebellion; concepts of place; Medieval and early modern England, Wales and Scotland; Historiography; chronicles; narrative theory; The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr.

Publications

Monograph

Marchant, A. The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr in Medieval English Chronicles. York Medieval Press (Boydell and Brewer), 2014. pp.290. ISBN 9781903153550.

Edited collection

Marchant, A., ed. Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land. Routledge, Routledge Studies in Heritage Series, 2017.

Book Chapters

Marchant, A.  ‘Encountering Emotions in Cartographic Spaces’. In The Routledge History Handbook to Emotions in Europe, 1100‒1700, edited by A. Lynch and S. Broomhall. Routledge, forthcoming, c.2018.

Marchant, A. ‘Romancing the Stone: (E)motion and the Affective History of the Stone of Scone’.  In  Feeling Things: Objects and Emotions through History, edited by S. Randles, S. Downes and S. Holloway. Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘John Hardyng’s Scotland: Concepts of Heritage in the Fifteenth Century’. In Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land from Medieval Britain to Colonial Australia, edited by Alicia Marchant. Routledge Studies in Heritage Series, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘Owain Glyn Dwr'. The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain, edited by S. Echard and R. Rouse. Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘Reading Emotions in Heritage and Heritage in Emotions’.  In Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land from Medieval Britain to Colonial Australia, edited by Alicia Marchant. Routledge Studies in Heritage Series, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘A Landscape of Ruins: Decay and Emotion in Late Medieval and Early Modern Antiquarian Narratives’.  In Gender, Emotions, Order and Disorder in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, edited by Susan Broomhall, pp.109–25. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4724-5327-3.

Marchant, A. ‘Maps’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 127‒32.  London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘Antiquarianism’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 254‒57. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘Battlefields’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 235‒38. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

Marchant, A. ‘“Adam, you are in a Labyrinth”: The First-Person Voice as The Nexus Between Body and Spirit in the Chronicle of Adam Usk’.  In Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment edited by D. Kambaskovic-Sawers, pp. 47‒68. Dordrecht: Springer (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind Volume 15), 2014. ISBN 9789401790710.

Marchant, A. ‘A narrative approach to chronicles’.  In Owain Glyndŵr: A Casebook, edited by M. Livingston and J. K. Bollard, pp. 551‒65. University of Liverpool Press (Exeter Imprint), 2013. ISBN 9780859898843.

Marchant, A. ‘Cosmos and History: Shakespeare’s Representation of Nature and Rebellion in Henry IV Part One'. In Renaissance Drama and Poetry in Context: Essays for Christopher Wortham, edited by A. Lynch and A. Scott, pp. 41‒61. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2008.  ISBN 9781847186102.

Journal Articles

Marchant, A. ‘Narratives of Death and Emotional Affect in Late Medieval Chronicles’. Parergon 31:2 Spring (2014).

Marchant, A. ‘“In Loco Amoenissimo”:Fifteenth Century St Albans and the role of Place in Thomas Walsingham’s Description of Wales’. Place: an Interdisciplinary e-journal 2 (April 2008):1‒18.

Other Writing

Marchant, Alicia, ‘“Some Stories Last More than a Lifetime”:  Emotions, Temporality and the Ghost Tours of Port Arthur, Tasmania’. Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 28 October 28 2016 (2,065 words).

Marchant, A. ‘"Three cheers to the old apple tree!": Affective Performances of Heritage in a Tasmanian Apple Orchard’. Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 11 August 2016 (2,200 words).

Marchant, A. and P. Edmonds. ‘The Aesthetic of Dark Mofo: Emotion, Darkness and the Tasmanian Gothic’, Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 24 July 2015.

Edmonds, P. and A. Marchant. ‘ “Say Sorry You Bastard!”: Postcolonial Shame, Reconciliation and National Sorry Day’. Histories of Emotions Blog: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 25 May 2015. (2000 words)

Marchant, A. ‘The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr in Medieval English Chronicles’. Medieval Herald XX, November (2014).

Marchant, A. ‘Consuming Provence: The Place of Gastronomy in Provençal Tourism and Culture’. Place: an Interdisciplinary e-journal 3 (2009): 1‒13.

‘The Stirling Jug’ as part of the 'Stories of Emotions and Scottish Objects' project, with Professor Susan Broomhall, and the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland.

Translations

Extracts from six Latin chronicles published in Owain Glyndŵr: A Casebook, Michael Livingston and John K. Bollard, gen. eds, University of Liverpool Press (Exeter Imprint), 2013; ISBN 9780859898843. Translations of Continuatio Eulogii (pp.176‒81; notes pp.382‒83); Historia Vitae et Regni Ricardi Secundi (pp.74‒81; notes 320‒21); Dieulacres Chronicle (pp.96-99; notes 334‒35); John Capgrave’s Liber de Illustribus Henricis (pp.204‒05; notes pp.389‒90); John Rous’s Historia Regum Angliae (pp.214‒15; notes pp.394‒95); Polydore Vergil’s Historia Anglica (pp.230‒33; notes 412).

Reviews

Ieuan M. Williams, ed. The Chronica Walliae of Humphrey Llwyd, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2001. Limina: a journal of historical and cultural studies 10 (2004).

Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, ed. Historiography in the Middle Ages, Brill, Leiden (Netherlands), 2003. Limina: a journal of historical and cultural studies 11 (2005).

Public Lectures

Alicia Marchant: Romancing the Stone: the Affective History of the Stone of Scone’. History and Classics Seminar Series, The University of Tasmania (Hobart), 22 July 2016.

Alicia Marchant: ‘Fear and the Historical Past: Emotion, Temporality and the Ghost Tours of Port Arthur’, Port Arthur Historic Site Public Lecture Series, Port Arthur, Tasmania, 26 November 2015.