M.A. in Comparative Literature, Purdue University
Ph.D. in English Literature, Purdue University
Areas of research and teaching: Medieval and Renaissance literature, Medieval medicine, Medieval libraries
"Bodily and Spiritual Healing through Conversation and Storytelling: Teaching Genius as Physician and Confessor" in Approaches to Teaching the Works of John Gower, eds. R. F. Yeager and Brian Gastle, Modern Language Association of America, 2010 [forthcoming].
"When Remedia Amoris Fails: Chaucer's Literary-Medical Exploration of Determinism, Materialism, and Free Will in Troilus and Criseyde," in Prescribing Gender in Medicine and Narrative, eds. Angela Laflen and Marcelline Block [forthcoming].
King Arthur's Death: Selections from the Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure. Chaucer Studio Recordings. University of Adelaide and Brigham Young University, with Alison Baker, California State-Pomona, and Paul Thomas, Brigham Young University, July, 2007.
"Your Malady is no 'Sodyn Hap': Ophthalmology, Benvenutus Grassus, and January's Blindness in the Merchant's Tale," Chaucer Review 41.2 (2006): 197-205.
Selected conference presentations:
"Feasting on Maggots in the Classroom: Reconstructing Rabelais' Early Modern Folk Laughter through Creative Writing," 41st Annual College English Association Convention, San Antonio, TX, March 2010.
"Enhancing the Medieval Curriculum through NEH's Humanities Initiatives for Faculty," Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2009.
"When Audio Files Go to HEL and Beyond: Institutional Exchange and a Medieval Battle of the Bards," 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2008.
"Gower Aloud: A Reading" and Gower's Humor, with Alison Baker, California State Polytechnic University, Mica Gould, Grambling State University, and Alex Kaufman, Auburn University, 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2008.
Title III Grants, 2008 and 2009, for the University Writing Center.
"Reeling Them In:" Invigorating the Humanities Through Film, National Endowment for the Humanities Initiative for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities, 2007 and 2008.
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