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 Early Medieval England, medieval manuscripts, and a little Late Antiquity for good measure. My areas of interest for teaching and research purposes include (but often wander outside of: Early English codicology; Old English 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. 

MemberJohn Garrison

My teaching and research focus on early modern literature, queer theory, the history of sexuality, poetry, and the classical tradition. My book, Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance, has recently been published by Routledge. Take a look here: here: have a forthcoming book, Glass (Bloomsbury, 2015), that examines relations between contemporary SF and depictions of glass in early modern poetry. I also am co-editing a collection on memory and eroticism in Shakespeare’s England.