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Research interest(s)/area of expertise
Early medieval English studies and Old English literature; medieval studies
I am interested in questions of individual and social identities, ethics, and moral practice, particularly as they pertain to education in the early medieval period. Specifically, I am interested in how individual identities can be constituted both through political/social structures and outside those same structures. These questions form the core of my current book project, 'The Incorporated Self in Anglo-Saxon England.'
- PHD 2011, University of Notre Dame (English)
- MA 2005, Western Michigan University (Medieval Studies)
- BA 2002, University of Rochester (English)
Awards and grants
Fall 2016, Humanities Center Resident Scholars Fellowship (Wayne State University)
Summer 2014, University Research Grant (WSU) and Medieval Institute Short-Term Fellowship (Notre Dame)
2012-13, Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Chicago)
2012 ACLS New Faculty Fellowship (declined)
2010-11 ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship
"'Above the Head of a Serpent': Women and Anger in Anglo-Saxon England," in Sense and Feeling in Daily Living in the Early Medieval English World, edited by Gale Owen-Crocker and Maren Clegg-Heyer (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020), pp. 126-141.
“An Ethical History for the Self in the Old English Boethius,” in The Legacy of Boethius in Medieval England: The 'Consolation' and its Afterlives, ed. A. Joseph McMullen and Erica Weaver (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018), pp. 71-88.
“The Talking Dead: Exhortations of the Dead to the Living in Anglo-Saxon Literature,” in Dealing with the Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Thea Tomaini (Leiden: Brill, 2018), pp. 17-35.
“Langlandian Economics in James Yonge’s Gouernaunce: Translation and Ethics in Fifteenth-Century Dublin,” in New Directions in Medieval Manuscript Studies and Reading Practices: Essays in Honour of Derek Pearsall, edited by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton et al. (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014), pp. 251-70.
“Isidore of Seville and the Old English Boethius,” Medium Ævum 83 (2014): 49-59.
“Denial of God, Mental Disorder, and Exile: The Rex iniquus in Daniel and Juliana,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 111 (2012): 425-50.
“The Aesthetics of Resurrection: Goldwork, the Soul, and the Deus artifex in The Phoenix,” Review of English Studies 63 (2012): 1-19.
“The Mermedonian Computus,” Philological Quarterly 89:2,3 (2011): 141-57.
ENG 3110 British Literature to 1700
ENG 7011 Studies in Medieval Literature (Revisioning the Middle Ages)
ENG 2420: Introduction to Fiction (Mad Science)
ENG 3110: British Literature to 1700 (The Strange, Weird, and Monstrous)
ENG 5120: Topics in Medieval Literature (Premodern Love and How to Be a Viking)
ENG 5992/4991: Senior Seminar (The Book of Monsters; Modern Medieval)
ENG 7011: Studies in Medieval Literature (Inscribing Authority in Medieval Women's Writing; Modern Medieval; Revisioning the Middle Ages)
ENG 8002: Advanced Topics in Medieval Literature (Self-Care)
Directed studies in Old English language, Middle English literature, and medieval studies research methods