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.
Catherine Adoyo Ph.D is primarily focused on scholarship exploring the homology of form and signification in the aesthetics of Medieval and Early Modern poetry. Her research extends to the quantitative, empirical analysis of structural dispositio of Medieval and Renaissance compositions.
Renaissance and Baroque Spanish Literature, Poetry, Preaching, Preachers, Transatlantic Baroque, Cultural Studies, Material Culture, Gongora, Cervantes, Latin American Baroque Culture, Colonial Studies