Dr Elspeth Jajdelska
Tel : +44 (0)141 548 3517
I studied English language and literature at Glasgow University and completed a PhD on seventeenth-century diaries at Leeds University in 1996. Then I worked as a fund manager for an Edinburgh firm for three years, before spending a year and a half at the Jagiellonian and Pedagogical Universities in Krakow, Poland. I came to Strathclyde in 2001.
I have completed two books on the history of reading in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In both I aim to reconnect the history of reading with the history of speech. I also research how cognitive science can help us understand the experience of verbal art. To support this work I am studying part time for an MSc on Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition.