Bonnie graduated from Trinity College Dublin where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature. She then studied at the University of Nottingham where she completed an M.A. in Medieval English and later gained her PhD in English Studies in 2000 by examining the fourteenth-century alliterative romance entitled the “Siege of Jerusalem” in its social, literary and historical contexts. In 2014 she received an additional M.A. from Trinity College Dublin. During and following the completion of her PhD, Bonnie held tutorships at the W.E.A., University of Nottingham and the University of Leicester, before becoming audit and compliance co-ordinator at Central College (formerly Castle College). She holds postgraduate qualifications in Management and Teaching. Bonnie joined the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit in 2014 to work on the QUIET-1 clinical trial.
She has authored a critical study of the Siege of Jerusalem, and publishes on alliterative poetry, medieval romances, gender theory, medical humanities and sound studies. Recent publications include a paper entitled “Hero or Jester: Gawain in Middle English Romances and Ballads” in Le Personnage de Gauvain dans la literature européenne du Moyen Âge, a chapter on “Key Critics,Concepts & Topics” in the Continuum Handbook of Medieval British Literature, “A Measure of Courtliness: Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlisle” in Cultures Courtoises en Mouvement: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Congress of the International Society of Courtly Literature and “Naming and Un-naming: Cynewulf’s Runic Signatures” in La construcció d’identitats imaginades.
Current projects include facilitating the transfer of research data pertaining to studies conducted within the Tinnitus etiology and management research area into a single research repository, analysis of Tinnitus narratives and a full length study of Gawain in Middle English and Early Modern English romances and ballads.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
University of Nottingham – ATP 2016
Trinity College Dublin – M.A. English 2014
Open University – Professional Diploma in Management (Organisational Culture, Finance, Marketing, Human Relations, Operations, Change/ Project Management, Information Systems) 2014
University of Nottingham – Ph.D. English Studies 2000
Funded through Heymann Research Scholarship and BFWG Charitable Foundation Grant.
University of Nottingham – M.A. Medieval English 1995
Trinity College Dublin – B.A. Hons. English 1994
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS/ EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Researcher | Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit Feb 2016 to Present
Study Co-ordinator | Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit Oct 2014 to Feb 2016
Administrator | Executive Education, Nottingham University Business School Feb to Sep 2014
Administrative Assistant | Contracts, Research Graduate Services Jan to Feb 2014
Volunteer | Trent Vale Infant School Jun 2013 to Jan 2014
Audit and compliance Co-ordinator | Central College Nottingham Nov 2007 to May 2013
Administrative Assistant | BCM Specials Sep 2005 to Aug 2007
Assistant | Nottinghamshire Archives Jan 2005 to Sep 2005
Teaching Assistant | The Supply Desk Sep 2003 to Dec 2004
Team Organiser | Modus Jan 2003 to Aug 2003.
Tutor | School of English, University of Leicester Jan 2002 to Jun 2002
Administrative Assistant | English Place-Name Society Feb 1998 to Jun 2002
Tutor | School of English, University of Nottingham Sep 1997 to Jun 2002
Tutor | W.E.A. Derby Sep 1997 to Dec 1997
Tutor | Sixth Form Conference University of Leicester May 1997 to May 1997
Spoken Discourse Transcriber | DS Transcription Services Aug 1996 to Mar 1997
Tutor | W.E.A. Nottingham Feb 1996 to May 1996
ST ERKENWALD AND THE SPECTACLE OF NOISE, forthcoming in Sounding Out. 2017.
GAWAIN AND THE UNSETTLING NATURE OF TRAVEL IN MIDDLE ENGLISH ROMANCES forthcoming in MEDIEVAL TRAVEL AND TRAVELERS, REAL AND IMAGINED: TRAVEL AS TRANSFORMATION, edited by June-Anne Greeley, Ashgate. 2017.
THE DISCOURSE OF SWORDS: INDICATIONS OF A SHARED SENSE OF BELONGING AND IDENTITY IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND. Forthcoming in OUT/LAWED SPACES: CONSTRUCTING AND RECONSTRUCTING THE MEDIEVAL, edited by Lesley Coote. 2017.
MAGIC, FANTASY AND ADVENTURE: PARODYING ROMANCE MOTIFS IN “KING ARTHUR AND KING CORNWALL”. Forthcoming in the PROCEEDINGS OF THE 24TH TRIENNIAL CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARTHURIAN SOCIETY. 2017.
DEAFNESS, COMMUNITY AND CULTURE IN BRITAIN: LEISURE AND COHESION 1945–1995, Disability and Society. 02/2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2017.1283839
HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND HEARING DISABILITY: TOWARDS A PARADIGM CHANGE IN HEARING SERVICES, Disability and Society. 22/08/2016. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2016.1219513
TAMING THE PAPERWORK MOUNTAIN: THE LOGISTICS OF A CLINICAL TRIAL, Audacity 8 (https://issuu.com/pinpoint-publishing/docs/audacity_may16_for_digital_version/59?e=0) May 2016.
‘RETHINKING THE MONSTROUS: TRANSGRESSION, VULNERABILITY, AND DIFFERENCE IN BRITISH FICTION SINCE 1967’ REVIEWED BY DR BONNIE MILLAR, Centre for Medical Humanities 27 April 2016. http://centreformedicalhumanities.org/rethinking-monstrous-transgression-vulnerability-difference-british-fiction-since-1967-reviewed-dr-bonnie-millar/
THE TURKE AND SIR GAWAIN: THE FRONTIERS OF COURTESY AND CHIVALRY, in Parodies courtoises, parodies de la courtoisie (Proceedings of the 14TH Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, Lisbon). Classiques Garnier. 2016.
HERO OR JESTER: GAWAIN IN MIDDLE ENGLISH ROMANCES AND BALLADS, in Le Personnage de Gauvain dans la littérature européenne du Moyen Âge: Actes du colloque international des 6, 7 et 8 mars 2014 à l’Université Paris Est (Marne-la-Vallée), edited by Marie-Françoise Alamichel, Amiens: Presses du Centre d’Étude Médiévales de Picardie. 2015.
NAMING AND UN-NAMING IN CYNEWULF’S RUNIC SIGNATURES, in La construcció d’identitats imaginades (PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF LLEIDA). 2015. Pp37-63.
A MEASURE OF COURTLINESS: “SIR GAWAIN AND THE CARL OF CARLISLE” in Cultures Courtoises en Mouvement: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Congress of the International Society of Courtly Literature, edited by Isabelle Arseneau. Montreal. 2011.
KEY CRITICS, TOPICS AND CONCEPTS in The MEDIEVAL BRITISH LITERATURE HANDBOOK edited by Dan Kline. New York: Continuum Press. 2009.
GAWAIN, ARTHUR AND THE LOATHLY LADY: OVERCOMING PHYSICAL AND ETHICAL MONSTROSITY in ACTES DU 22E CONGRÈS DE LA SOCIÉTÉ INTERNATIONATIONALE ARTHURIENNE, edited by Denis Hüe, Anne Delamaire and Christine Ferlampin-Acher. 2008. (http://www.glossa.fi/mirator/pdf/Millar-Heggie.pdf)
THE SOWDENE OF BABYLONE in A COMPANION TO PRE-1600 BRITISH POETRY edited by Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Facts on File. 2008.
ARTHURIAN LITERATURE in A COMPANION TO PRE-1600 BRITISH POETRY edited by Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Facts on File. 2008.
PIERS PLOWMAN: PROLOGUE in A COMPANION TO PRE-1600 BRITISH POETRY edited by Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Facts on File. 2008.
PIERS PLOWMAN: PASSUS I in A COMPANION TO PRE-1600 BRITISH POETRY edited by Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Facts on File. 2008.
PIERS PLOWMAN: PASSUS II in A COMPANION TO PRE-1600 BRITISH POETRY edited by Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Facts on File. 2008.
THE PERFORMANCE OF MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY: GENDER TRANSGRESSION IN THE “SOWDONE OF BABYLONE” in Mirator (www.ccjyu.fi/mirator/artikkelit.htm). October 2004.
GUILLAUME LEROY in THE LATE MEDIEVAL AGE OF CRISIS AND RENEWAL 1300-1500 (A Biographical Dictionary) edited by Clayton Drees. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 2001.
PETER SCHOEFFER in THE LATE MEDIEVAL AGE OF CRISIS AND RENEWAL 1300-1500 (A Biographical Dictionary) edited by Clayton Drees. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 2001.
SANCTITY, SAVAGERY AND SARACENS IN “CAPYSTRANSUS”: FIFTEENTH CENTURY CHRISTIAN-OTTOMAN RELATIONS in Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean. 14:2. 2002. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0950311022000010510)
THE “SIEGE OF JERUSALEM” IN ITS HISTORICAL, LITERARY AND PHYSICAL CONTEXTS. Dublin: Four Courts Press. 2000.
THE ROLE OF PROPHECY IN THE “SIEGE OF JERUSALEM” AND ITS ANALOGUES in Yearbook of Langland Studies. 13. 1999. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1484/J.YLS.2.302692)
Review of THE MEDIEVAL SIEGE: THEME AND IMAGES IN MIDDLE ENGLISH ROMANCES by Malcolm Hebron in Modern Language Review. 94:3. 1999.
“RICHARD THE REDELES” AND THE CONCEPT OF ADVICE in Reading Medieval Studies. 24. 1998.