I am a doctoral candidate primarily focused on the medieval period. My current research engages issues of clerical authority, lay reading practices, and theological texts written in the vernacular in thirteenth and fourteenth century England. Other interests of mine include scholasticism, literacy studies, medieval vernacularity, devotional literature, saints' lives, Chaucer, Langland, and science fiction. 


I received my B.A. in English from Hillsdale College and my M.St. in English Literature (650-1550) from St. Hilda's College at the University of Oxford. I am a medievalist and a codicologist. My primary research interests are Early Middle English literature, late 12th and early 13th century manuscript culture, and the interaction of English and Anglo-Norman in post-Conquest Britain.


I graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Before that I was a teaching artist in California. Current interests include narrative theory, affect studies, print culture, and 19th c. American and British literature


Katherine Churchill studies and teaches medieval literature. Her dissertation project, Archival Sensibilities: Posterity, Organization, and Collection in Late-Medieval England and France, traces how archivists changed how they stored and organized texts in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, transforming literary writing in the process. In addition to her work on media history and cultural memory, she also studies virginity, gender, orality, and nineteenth-century medievalism.


Natalie Rose Thompson is a PhD student who studies eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature; space, place, and recursive movement in British novels; feminist narrative theories; intertextuality and rewriting; and gender and sexuality theory. She is currently working on a dissertation tentatively entitled “Liminal Domesticity: Returning to the Threshold in the Nineteenth-Century Novel.” Natalie is originally from Austin, Texas, and loves Austin breakfast tacos and Austen juvenilia.


I am interested in early modern drama and literature and, more specifically, the interplay between the print and theater industries in early modern England. My research focuses on the the different business models used by the increasingly commercial print and theater industries and their dramatists and the representation of self-interest and greed in early modern drama. My research incorporates economic history, book history, and theater history to analyze Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, and Middleton and the economics of early modern theater.


PhD Candidate in English, University of Virginia
MA in Poetry and Poetics, University of York
BA in English, Stanford University
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