Miss Eleanor Margaret Bloomfield

BA, MA with First Class Honours (Auck.)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

2016 - 2019 Doctoral thesis "York Evolving: Change and Permanence in the York Mystery Play Cycle" (working title) under the supervision of Professor Tom Bishop.

Research interests:

  • medieval drama and modern revivals, reinventions and interpretations
  • medieval liturgy and para-liturgical devotions and their relationship to, and interaction with, drama
  • representations of the Passion in medieval drama and liturgy
  • sacred spaces in medieval urban centres

Teaching | Current

2019 Semester 1: English 121/G

2019 Semester 2: English 310


2016 - 2019 Hauser-Raspe PhD Scholarship in Arts

2015 Marsden Research Scholarship

2014 Zertifikat Deutsch C1

2013 John Tinline Prize in English


Reader, Hortulus journal, 2018 –

First Year Experience Mentor, 2013-5

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS)

Medieval English Theatre Society (METh)

Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)

University of Auckland Postgraduate Students’ Association

York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Bloomfield, E. (2018). Faith and the city: Playing the passion in fifteenth-century York. Paper presented at Medieval English Theatre Meeting: Performance and its Urban Context, Sheffield, UK. 24 March - 24 March 2018. Related URL.
  • Bloomfield, E. M. (2018). Remembering the past and looking to the future: The 1951 revival of the York Mystery Play Cycle. Paper presented at International Medieval Congress (IMC), Leeds UK. 2 July - 5 July 2018. Related URL.
  • Bloomfield, E. (2018). Sacred staging: Dramatic magic in the medieval mass. Platform, 12 (2), 34-48. Related URL.
  • Bloomfield, E. (2017). Family, faith and fortune: The Blackburns, 1400 - 1450. Paper presented at 11th Biennial Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) 2017 -, Wellington, New Zealand. 7 February - 10 February 2017. Related URL.
  • Bloomfield, E. M. (2016). Faith and the City: Piety, Place and the Passion in Fifteenth-Century York The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28988


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 6, Room 646
New Zealand

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