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Jamie Friedman

Jamie Friedman
Associate Professor


TJ Day 315

503-883-2289

jfriedma@linfield.edu

Jamie Friedman joined the English faculty in 2016 with a PhD in Medieval Studies from Cornell University. Her teaching interests include courses on early British literature, introductory and advanced literary criticism, medieval and modern women writers, racial and religious diversity in medieval literature, LGBT studies, and film studies. She is particularly interested in the intersections between medieval and modern, canon and margin, sacred and profane. Having previously taught at several institutions before coming to Linfield, Dr. Friedman's teaching has garnered Dean's Commendations (Whitworth University), a selection as First Lecturer (Westmont College), Knight Writing Institute recognition and the James E. Rice Jr. Prize (Cornell).

Education

  • 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

Academic Interests

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.

Publications

Books

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.

Reviews

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.