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Mami Kanno earned BA (Liberal Arts) and MA (Literature) with a major in English, in Tokyo, as well as MA with distinction (Medieval and Renaissance Studies) at Durham University. In 2011-2012, she was a JSPS funded research fellow based in Keio University. In 2012, she started her Ph.D at King’s under the supervision of Dr Sarah Salih and Dr Lawrence Warner.

Research interests

Mami’s research project for PhD thesis, titled ‘The Veneration of the Anglo-Saxon and British Female Saints in the South English Legendaries’, examines the legends of five Anglo-Saxon and Welsh abbesses in one of the most significant hagiographical collections in Middle English, the South English Legendaries. With focus on their fourteenth and fifteenth century manuscripts, the aim of her study is to shed light on the construction of locality, gender, and history in late medieval England.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Representations of Women Readers and their Act of Reading in Instructions for Female Religious in Medieval England, Keio University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Arts, Medieval Romance and the Saints’ Lives of the Katherine Group, Durham University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Bachelor of Arts, International Christian University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007


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