Elaine Treharne

Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities

Professor Treharne is also Professor of English, and, by Courtesy, of German Studies, and Director of Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). Her main research interests are in Early British manuscripts--their intentionality, materiality, functionality and value. She has published widely in this area over the last twenty years, focusing most specifically on religious poetry and prose, and manuscripts dating from c. 1020 to c. 1220. Her current projects focus on the book as object together with the long History of Text Technologies from the earliest times (c. 60,000BCE) to the present day. Professor Treharne received her BA of English from the University of Manchester; her MA in Archive Administration from the University of Liverpool; and her Medieval Literature PhD from the Univesrity of Manchester.