Willard-DiLoreto Hall
8:45 am - 9:15 am
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8:45 am - 9:15 am
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Rice University
Duke University
Areas of Expertise

Medieval English Literature

Chaucer's Reception

Translation Theory

Law and Literature

Global Middle Ages

Publications, Research & Presentations

Books and Edited Collections

2019. Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Law and Literature. Edited with Sebastian Sobecki. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.

2019. Modernities and Global Medievalisms. Edited with Louise D’Arcens. Special issue of Digital Philology 8 (2019).

2018. Chaucer’s Global Compaignye: Reading The Canterbury Tales in Translation. Edited with Jonathan Hsy. Special issue of the Global Circulation Project at Literature Compass 15.6.

2017. Open Access Companion to Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Member of the editorial collective. 10/20/2017.

2014. Thinking Historically After Historicism: Essays in Memory of Lee W. Patterson. Edited with Emily Steiner. A special issue of The Chaucer Review 48:4.

2007. American Chaucers. New Middle Ages Series. Palgrave/Macmillan.

2002. The Letter of the Law:  Legal Practice and Literary Production in Medieval England.  Edited with Emily Steiner. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.          

Keynote Presentations

2022. “Chaucer and the Translator’s Touch,” Washington Literary Society Lecture, 6 October, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia.

2022. “’Countrefeted termes’: Chaucer’s The Physician Tale and faux translation,” Keynote, 18/19 March, Glocal Online Forum on Foreign Literature and Comparative Literature, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

2018. “The Feral in Chaucer Studies,” Plenary Roundtable, 11 July, 21st International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, Toronto, ON, Canada.

2017. “The Global Dissemination of Medieval European Literature,” 3 July, The Global Group, Koeki University, Sakata, Japan.

2016. “Rural Medievalism,” Keynote, 16-18 June, The Global Medieval: Cultures of Modernities in the Global Medieval and Pre-modern World, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Memberships & Affiliations

1996- present. New Chaucer Society

2021- present. International Piers Plowman Society

1993- present. Medieval Academy

1991- present. Modern Language Association

1993 - present. John Gower Society

2014 - present. Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

The Global Middle Ages

21st-Century Chaucer

Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

Survey of Medieval English Literature

Old English Language and Literature


Medieval Drama

Close-Reading the Sentence

Arthurian Literature and Film

Courtly Love, Medieval to Postmodern

A Millennium of British Literature: Course Abroad

Introduction to Literary Theory and Research

Introduction to Literary Study

British Literature I    

British Literature II

World Literature I

The Global Short Story

Contemporary Literature

Introduction to Poetry     

Freshman Composition


Graduate Seminars

Research in English

Women’s Consent and Rape in Medieval English Literature

Developing Global Literature Curricula for Secondary Students

Disability, the Social Body, and Medieval Literature

Chaucer and His Contemporaries

Women and Late-Medieval English Literature