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


  • PhD UC-Irvine

Teaching interests: medieval literature; Chaucer; Old and Middle English; romance; the history of English; theories of the novel

Research interests: Middle English; Chaucer; Robin Hood; popular romance; the early history of capitalism; psychoanalysis and literature

Selected Publications:

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.