Faculty & Staff

Alex Mueller, PhD

Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts


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Areas of Expertise

Pedagogy, digital textuality, medieval literature, academic commentary, Arthurian Romance


PhD, University of Minnesota

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Book Reviews

“Tolkien: The Fall of Arthur.” Medievally Speaking (October 3, 2013).

“More than Something on the Side: Teaching Medieval Romance.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 13.2 (Spring 2013): 379-81.

Simon Armitage, trans., The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation. Arthuriana 22.4 (Winter 2012): 190-2.

Karen Cherewatuk and K.S. Whetter, eds., The Arthurian Way of Death: The English Tradition, in Arthuriana 21.1 (Spring 2011): 111-2.

Rachel Fulton and Bruce W. Holsinger, eds., History in the Comic Mode: Medieval Communities and the Matter of Person, in Medieval Encounters 16 (2010): 363-6.

Current Project

"Words with Friends: A Prehistory of Digital Textuality"

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses

ENGL 697 Teaching Literature in Urban Settings
ENGL 631 King Arthur
ENGL 630 Chaucer
ENGL 613 Teaching English with Technology
ENGL 611 Teaching Literature
ENGL 607 From Bologna to Blogosphere: A History of Written Correspondence
ENGL 606 Books, Manuscripts, Libraries: Social Networking in the Scriptorium

Undergraduate Courses

ENGL 449 Contemporary Issues in Teaching English
ENGL 440 History of the English Language
ENGL 381 Geoffrey Chaucer
ENGL 379 From Bologna to Blogosphere: A History of Written Correspondence
ENGL 360 Arthurian Literature
ENGL 262G The Art of Literature
ENGL 200 Understanding Literature: King Arthur
ENGL 200 Understanding Literature: Romancing the Tome


Special Collections Visiting Scholarship, University of St Andrews, Scotland (2014) 

with Scott Maisano. "Academic Commentary 2.0." Sustained Mentoring of Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Massachusetts Boston (2014)

Northeast Modern Language Association Summer Fellowship (2013)


"Purloined Letters: Literary Correspondence and its Unintended Recipients." Boston Public Library. October 2014-January 2015.


Digital Techne

"Postcard 2.0"

"The Roundtable"

"Teaching English in Urban Contexts" 

Quitting Your Classmates

Pedagogy of the Crowd