Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Columbia University
209 Sanborn House
Hanover, NH 03755
I teach medieval English literature, but like most medievalists, I'm a comparatist, working in more than one language. I teach in the Comparative Literature program also. My research focuses primarily on Latin, French and English literature from England and Northern France, 11th-13th centuries. (I'm also interested in German, Italian, and Provençal.) I have worked on historiography, saints' lives, and romance, and the complicated interfaces between these genres; the development of "fiction" as an idea and as a category of literature; women's literature, esp. religious, and gender issues. I've also been translating medieval Latin texts into English; translation theory is another strong interest of mine.
Chaucer I, II (English 20, 21)
Medieval English Literature (English 22)
History of the English Language (English 18)
Special topics and seminar courses, e.g. on the Gawain Poet, on romance in medieval England; medieval courses in Comparative Literature (Comparative Literature 21, e.g. on the Tristan romances); "Translation: Theory and Practice" (Comparative Literature 19).
•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.
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