Qualifications: 1964-7, BA in English Literature (Oxford);
1967-9, BPhil in Medieval Studies (Oxford); 1969-1977, DPhil
(Oxford). I taught at the University of Southampton from 1969 to
2014, specializing in early Middle English literature; I became a
Reader in 1991, was given a personal Chair in 2008, and am now an
For much of my working life my main research interest was the group of ten thirteenth-century West Midland religious prose works making up the Ancrene Wisse Group; I have edited and translated a number of these works, most recently the book-length guide for female recluses Ancrene Wisse. I am now working on the development of the Middle English sermon in the transitional period leading up to the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215; my current project is an edition of two sermon-collections, the 'Trinity Homilies' and the 'Lambeth Homilies', for the Early English Text Society.
For further details, see my homepage, http://www.soton.ac.uk/english/profiles/millett.html.