Associate Professor of English
310 Pardee
(610) 330-5241


  • Ph.D., University of Califronia-Irvine

Teaching interests: medieval literature; genre theory; the history of English; emotion in literature

Research interests: Middle English; Chaucer; popular romance; the early history of capitalism; history of emotion

Selected Publications:

“‘Doubtfull Drede’: Dying at the End of the Middle Ages” in The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature (2021)

Co-edited with Daniel Jernigan and Michelle Wang, Narrating Death (Routledge, 2018)

Savage Economy: The Returns of Middle English Romance (U of Notre Dame P, 2016)

“’There is No Date: The Middle English Pearl and Its Work.” Glossator 9 (Spring 2015): 179-197.

“’What shall these bowes do?’: Violence and the Gift in A Gest of Robyn Hode,” Exemplaria 24 (Fall 2013): 238-59.

“Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale and the Politics of Distinction,” Philological Quarterly 89 (Spring 2010): 159-84.