Karel Fraaije

English Department, University College
E-mail: LondonKarel.Fraaije.14@ucl.ac.uk

Karel Fraaije, University College London. He specialised in incantations from the early medieval period, concentrating specifically on texts recorded in West Germanic vernaculars. His main objective of research is to offer a clearer un­derstanding of how illocutionary genres such as charms and prayers can throw light on the intersections and the overlaps in the histories of magic, literature, religion, and medical science.