Teaching interests: writing; core courses for the English major; linguistics; medieval literature; women’s studies; computer science
Research interests: Middle English literature; medieval representations of nonhuman animals
The Fiction of Truth: Structures of Meaning in Narrative and Dramatic Allegory. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985.
Chaucer’s Agents: Cause and Representation in Chaucerian Narrative. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005.
Rethinking Chaucerian Beasts (editor). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Essays on various topics, including a novel by Gertrude Stein and the semantics of computer jargon
Honors: Thomas and Lura Forrest Jones Faculty Lecture Award; Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service; Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award; National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship; Woman of the Year, Lehigh Valley Association of Academic Women