Research Stream

Tahlia Birnbaum

Tahlia Birnbaum graduated with a PhD in Medieval Studies from The University of Sydney in September 2015, after completing her research topic 'Aspects of Shame in Anglo-Saxon England' under the supervision of Daniel Anlezark and with support from a 'Top-Up' scholarship from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She worked in Meanings and Change research programs.

Contact

tahlia.birnbaum@sydney.edu.au

Publications

Birnbaum, T. ‘Naming Shame: Translating Emotion in the Old English Psalter Glosses’. In Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English Literature, Language and Culture, edited by A. Jorgensen, J. Wilcox and F. McCormack, pp. 109‒26. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015; and London: Routledge, 2016.

Selected Presentations

Mar 2014: 'Playing with the Emotions in Jesuit Latin Poetry', Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University, UK, 19 March 2014.

Feb 2014: ‘Humiliation, Vikings and the Construction of Shame in Late Anglo-Saxon England‘, The tenth conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association, Macquarie University, Sydney.

July 2013: ‘Naming Shame: Translating Emotion in the Royal Psalter’, Psalm Culture and the Politics of Translation, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

July 2013: ‘Pleasure, Shame and Chastity in Aldhelm’s De Virginitate’, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK.

Feb 2013: ‘The Meaning of Shame in the Old English Psalter Glosses’, ANZAMEMS Ninth Biennial International Conference, Monash University, Melbourne.

July 2012: ‘Shame as a Social Sanction in Anglo-Saxon England’, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK.

June 2011: ‘The Vocabulary of Shame in Old English’, Inaugural Conference of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions 'Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World', The University of Western Australia.