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Mailing Address
Comparative Literature Program
Dartmouth College
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603) 646-2912
Fax: (603) 646-9288

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Monika Otter


Monika Otter

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
209 Sanborn House
(603) 646-2933

Research Interests

  • Medieval literature (English, Latin, French, German), especially 11th-13th centuries, Romances, historiography and pseudo-historiography, Saints' lives, literature and art history, literature and music

Selected Publications and Articles

  • The Book of Encouragement and Comfort: Goscelin's Letter to the Recluse Eva. Library of Medieval Women, series editor Jane Chance. Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2004
  • Inventiones: Fiction and Referentiality in Twelfth-Century English Historical Writing. Chapel Hill: North Carolina University Press, 1996.
  • "Entrances and Exits: Performing the Psalms in Goscelin of St. Bertin's Liber Confortatorius." Speculum 83.2 (April 2008): 283-302.
  • "Neither/Neuter: Hildebert's Hermaphrodite and the Medieval Latin Epigram," Studi medievali 3rd series 48 (2007): 789-807.
  • "Prolixitas Temporum: Futurity in Medieval Historical Narratives." Reading Medieval Culture: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Hanning. Eds. Robert Stein and Sandra Prior. U. of Notre Dame Press, 2005
  • "Functions of Fiction in Historical Writing." Writing Medieval History: Theory and Practice for the Post-Traditional Middle Ages, ed. Nancy Partner. Hodder and Arnold, 2005.
  • Annotated verse translation of Baudri of Bourgueil's "Adelae Comitissae," Journal of Medieval Latin 11 (2001): 60-141.
  • "La Vie des deux Offa, L'enfance de Saint Edmond, et la logique des antécédants." Médiévales 38 (2000), 17-34.
  • "Ten-Sixty-Six: The Anonymous Life of St. Edward and William of Malmesbury's Life of St. Wulfstan as Narratives of Change." Speculum 74.3 (July 1999): 565-86.
  • "Closed Doors: An Epithalamium for Queen Edith, Widow and Virgin." Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages, ed. Angela J. Weisl and Cindy Carlson (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999), 63-92.
  • "The Temptation of St. Æthelthryth." Exemplaria 9 (1997): 139-63.
  • "New Werke: St. Erkenwald, St. Albans, and the Medieval Sense of the Past." Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 24 (1994): 387-414.

Last Updated: 6/12/14