About Cate

Cate Gunn graduated from Southampton University in 2004 with a Ph.D. in medieval literature; her thesis was on the early 13th century English guide for anchoresses, Ancrene Wisse.  Her book,  Ancrene Wisse: From Pastoral Literature to Vernacular Spirituality, published in 2008 has been described as ‘the best introduction to Ancrene Wisse so far’.

Cate taught in continuing education for many years and is now teaching part-time in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex.


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