Virginia Langum

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS.
Associate Professor of English Literature, Umeå University

Virginia Langum received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Cambridge in 2011, where
she has also been Donaldson Bye-Fellow at Magdalene College. Prior to that, she earned her
bachelor’s degree in English from Trinity College, Dublin, a master’s degree in Journalism from
Columbia University, New York, and a master’s degree in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
from the University of Cambridge. After a teaching fellowship at Wolfson College, University of
Cambridge, she became a Postdoctoral Fellow at Umeå University. In 2013, she was admitted
to the Pro Futura programme. She was promoted to Associate Professor (docent) in English
Literature in 2015. She is a member of the Umeå Group for Premodern Studies and the Network
for Medical Humanities. In 2015, Langum was also elected Member of the Young Academy of
Sweden. In 2017, she received the Royal Skyttean Society’s Young Researcher Award.
                             Langum has published articles and books on medieval literature, religion and
the body. Most recently, she published Medicine and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval
Literature and Culture
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and co-edited Words and Matter: The Virgin
Mary in Late Medieval and Early Modern Parish Life
(Runica et Mediaevalia, 2015) and Visions
of North in Premodern Europe
(Brepols, 2017). She is currently leading a project on “Migration
and Mental Illness in Literature Before the 20th Century”.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2017-18.