B.A., English and French, Whitworth University; M.A., English, Portland State University; M.A., Medieval Studies, Cornell University; Ph.D., Medieval Studies, Cornell University
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My scholarship focuses on late medieval English romance where I examine representations of gender, sexuality, race and religious difference as they appear in that most popular and long-lived of literary genres.
Grief, Guilt, and Hypocrisy: The Inner Lives of Women in Medieval Romance Literature. Edited by Jamie Friedman and Jeff Rider. New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.
Articles and Book Chapters
"Making Whiteness Matter: The King of Tars." Making Race Matter in the Middle Ages. Spec. issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 6.1(Spring 2015): 52-63.
"Between Boccaccio and Chaucer: The Limits of Female Interiority in the Knight's Tale." Grief, Guilt, and Hypocrisy: The Inner Lives of Women in Medieval Romance Literature. Edited by Jamie Friedman and Jeff Rider. New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.
Liu, Lydia H., Rebecca E. Karl, and Dorothy Ko, eds. The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory. Books and Culture, March/April 2015, with Alister Chapman.
Kiefer, Frederick, ed. Masculinities and Femininities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The Medieval Review, April 2011.
Bodies of Identity: Race, Religion, and Sexuality in Fourteenth Century English Romance.
"A 'knyght al in sounde': The Acoustics of Selfhood in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."
"Unknowing Yde: Towards a Transgender Hermeneutic"
Selected Conference Presentations:
"Vpon He3e' and Down Low: Sounds of Self in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" New Chaucer Society, London, 2016.
"Trans-Christian Hermeneutics in Yde and Olive" Christianity and Literature Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, 2014.
"Unknowing Yde: Towards a Transgender Hermeneutic" New Chaucer Society, Portland, OR, 2012.
"Remembering Emelye" New CHaucer Society Congress, Siena, Italy, 2010.
"Monster Flesh" International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2010.
"Bodies Unbound:Corporeal and Identity Circulations in the Siege of Jerusalem" International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI 2009.
"Fleshing Out the King of Tars" Southeastern Medieval Association, St. Louis University, 2008.
"Traversing Somatic Limits: The Function of Violence in the Siege of Jerusalem" New Chaucer Society Congress, Swansea, Wales, 2008.
"Between Boccaccio and Chaucer: The Limits of Female Interiority in the Knight's Tale" International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2006.