Hildegarde the unicorn, steadfast office-mate and blogging companion par excellence. For the eagle-eyed, that's a print of Wassily Kandinsky's 1906 "Couple Riding" in the background.

Hildegarde the unicorn, steadfast office-mate and blogging companion par excellence. For the eagle-eyed, that's a print of Wassily Kandinsky's 1906 "Couple Riding" in the background.

Writing an “about” page, even of my own volition, feels like an attempt at engineering the perfect OKCupid profile to attract the like-minded cool people whilst simultaneously trying to weed out the people who just want to send dick pics and lick my face. So: an overwhelming, awkward, and hopeful endeavour. That said, hello, future reader! My name is Alicia Spencer-Hall, and this is my blog.

I’m an academic researcher, primarily looking at medieval French and Latin texts. My research is interdisciplinary and transchronological, blending modern critical theory with literary analysis of medieval texts. All details of my professional work in academia, including publications and conference papers, can be found on my academia.edu page. You'll find my thoughts about media (old, new, and everything in between) here, alongside a stiff dose of pop-culture dissection - just what t̶h̶e̶ ̶d̶o̶c̶t̶o̶r̶  this doctor ordered. For details of my research project on chronic pain in the medieval and modern eras, check out posts on this page, especially this project overview.

If you want to find out more about my work as a consultant on communications and digital culture, have a look at my LinkedIn. Interested in hiring me to write, or interviewing me as a source? Head over to my profile on the Disabled Writers network. Alongside being a devout medievalist, I’m a committed – some might say obsessive – consumer of trashy TV, bad movies, cowboy romance, and random pop culture artefacts. And yes, when I grow up I would like to be Jessica Fletcher.

If you’d like to get in touch, drop me a line via the contact page or hit me up on Twitter. Please, I beg of you, no dick pics or offers to lick my face.