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MemberNina Chordas

Medieval, Renaissance, 18th century, Russian and Soviet Literature, Translation (Russian into English, literary). I am a certified translator (Russian>English) through the American Translators Association (ATA). I am particularly interested in Renaissance and Soviet versions of utopia, and in Soviet interpretations of the Renaissance.

MemberValerie Billing

Valerie Billing is Assistant Professor of English at Central College, where she teaches courses in Shakespeare, medieval and early modern English literature, world literature, LGBTQ+ literature, and disability literature. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Early Modern English Literature from the University of California, Davis. Valerie’s current research project investigates the erotics of size in a range of early modern drama, poetry, prose, and visual art.

MemberTeresa Marie Hooper

I teach and study the entire Medieval and Early Renaissance periods, but I specialize in Early Medieval Literature with a focus in Anglo-Saxon England, medieval manuscripts, and just a little Late Antiquity for good measure. My areas of interest for teaching and research purposes include (but often wander outside of: Anglo-Saxon codicology; Anglo-Saxon language and literature; memory studies; LA/medieval cultural geography, cosmography, and travel narratives; LA, medieval, and Early Modern ethnography and exploration; early Latin saint’s lives; Latin texts in English translation; monsters and teratology; Chaucerian dream poems; Renaissance poetry; and Ancient to modern drama. My current research interests include the textual and codicological history of the Beowulf-Manuscript (London, BL Cotton Vitellius A.xv, part 2), the earliest Latin St. Christopher legend, and the OE and Latin versions of Orosius’ History against the Pagans.