Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Middle English literature (esp. courtly culture and hunting literature), writing pedagogy, critical animal studies, game studies, contemporary medievalisms.
PhD, The Ohio State University
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Noble Venery: Medieval Hunting and the Courtly Imagination (monograph in progress)
- "'There Came A Hart In At The Chamber Door': Medieval Deer as Pets," Enarratio: Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest 18 (2015): Forthcoming. Print.
- Review of Karl Steel, How To Make a Human: Animals and Violence in the Middle Ages (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2011), Arthuriana 23.4 (2013): 125-26. Print.
- “The Game of the Courtly Hunt: Chasing and Breaking Deer in Late
Medieval English Literature,” Journal of English and Germanic
Philology 112.1 (2013): 70-92. (Forthcoming.)
- "Animal Agency, the Black Knight, and the Hart in The Book of the
Duchess” Rethinking Chaucerian Beasts, ed. Carolynn Van
Dyke. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012: 159-72. Print.
Courses Taught at UMB:
Engl 698: Graduate Writing Workshops I and II
Engl 465: Games of Love and War in Medieval Literature (senior capstone)
Engl 440: History of the English Language
Engl 401: The Medieval Period
Engl 381: Geoffrey Chaucer
Engl 273: The Art of Fiction
Engl 201: Five British Authors
Engl 200: Understanding Literature
Engl 102: Freshman English II
Engl 101: Freshman English I