B.A. College of William and Mary 2001
M.A. University of Rochester 2004
Ph.D. University of Rochester 2008
Middle English literature, Chaucer, Langland; history of emotions and emotion theory; medieval women's writing; Arthurian literature; Alexander the Great in medieval literature.
“‘Delyver Me My Dwarff!’: Gareth’s Dwarf and Chivalric Identity.” Arthuriana 16:2 (2006), 49-53.
Editor, Middle English Texts for Women: The Katherine Group. Co-edited with Elizabeth Robertson (University of Colorado, Boulder). Forthcoming from the Middle English Texts Series, 2009.
“Mordred.” The Camelot Project, University of Rochester, (www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/mordmenu.htm).
“Morgause.” The Camelot Project, University of Rochester, (www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/Mrgsmenu.htm).
“Geoffrey of Monmouth.” The Camelot Project, University of Rochester, (www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/Geoffbio.htm).
The Medieval Alexander Project. Partner project to The Camelot Project, University of Rochester. (www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/Alexander/alexhomepage.htm)
Works in Progress:
Editor, The Prose Life of Alexander the Great. Forthcoming from the Middle English Texts Series, 2009.
Piers’ Plowman’s Somnaical Dissonance” (article). “Pearl’s Melancholy Aesthetic” (article).
Despair, Melancholy, Pathology: Sadness in Medieval and Early Modern Subjections (book).
“Into the West: Robin Hood and Finn MacCool.” To be presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, October, 2009.
“Sir Gowther’s Saintly Greyhounds.” To be presented at the New Chaucer Society Congress, Siena, Italy, July, 2010.
“Margery Kempe’s Institutional Sorrow.” Presented at the annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Chicago, Illinois, March 27, 2009.
“‘A Syngular and a Specyal Yyfte’: The Sorrow of Margery Kempe.” Presented at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2007.
“Alexander and the European Dream of Transnationalism.” Presented at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies Annual Conference, Alexander the Great in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, March, 2007.
“Pearl’s Gendered Discourse of Grief.” Presented at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2006.
“Midgets Make the Man: Masculinity in Malory’s ‘Tale of Gareth’.” Presented at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2005.
“Just How Dirty is the Body? Aspects of Carnality and Incarnation.” Presented at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2003.
“Oh Death!”: Death, Dying, and the Culture of the Macabre in the Late Middle Ages. Exhibition in the Robbins Library. November 1, 2005 through March 17, 2006. Descriptive catalogue from the exhibit available athttp://lib.rochester.edu/camelot/Deathbooklet.htm.
English 201: British Literature from the Medieval Period
English 275: Epic and Romance