B.A., University of Toronto
M.A. and Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Born in the US but raised in Canada and France, I attended the University of Toronto from 1982-1986, earning a B.A. in English and Latin, and then the University of California at Berkeley, where I earned my M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. I am bilingual in English and French and speak a couple of other languages badly, as well as reading Latin, Old English, Old French and Old Norse. I use she/her pronouns.
I teach courses on Arthurian literature, epic poetry, the Apocalypse, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, modern Celtic poetry and (coming soon to a classroom near you!) Vikings and Victorians. In the past few years, I've directed senior theses for both English and Comparative Literature on topics ranging from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to Derek Walcott to Hamlet to graphic novels to opium narratives.
I am presently finishing a book called Trojan Time Machines: Translation and Temporality in the Medieval Troy Story.
"Queer Time for Heroes in the Romans d'Antiquité," Queerly, Clearly: Defining the Borders of the Medieval Queer. Ed. Will Rogers and Christopher Roman. Medieval Institute Publications 2020; "Riddling Words: The Prophetiae Merlini," A Companion to Geoffrey of Monmouth. Ed Joshua Byron Smith and Georgia Henley, Brill 2020; "Gauvain, the Greyhounds and Gringalet: Masculinities in Paien de Maisières" Arthuriana, 2014; "Fantasies of Failing Empire in La Belle Helene de Constantinople," New Medieval Literatures (2012); “Malory’s Lancelot and the Lady Huntress.” On Arthurian Women: Essays in Memory of Maureen Fries. Ed. Bonnie Wheeler and Fiona Tolhurst. Dallas: Scriptorium Press, 2001 "Rhetoric, Power and Integrity in the Passion of the Virgin Martyr." Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Ed. Kathleen Kelley and Marina Leslie. Newark: University of Delaware Press: 1999. Hildegard of Bingen: A Book of Essays. Ed. Maud Burnett McInerney. Garland Publishing, 1998. '"Is this a Mannes Herte?' Troilus' Trouble with Ovid." Masculinities in Chaucer, ed. Peter Beidler. Boydell and Brewer, 1997. "'In the Meydens Womb': Julian of Norwich and the Poetics of Enclosure." Medieval Mothering, eds. John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler. Garland Publishing, 1996 rpt.1999. "Opening the Oyster: Pearls in Pearl."Aestel I (1993).