About

Associate Professor of English, SUNY Buffalo

Editor, Exemplaria: Medieval, Modern, Theory

Education

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara (2005; with Certificate in European Medieval Studies)

BA, University of California, Berkeley (1994; with highest honors)

Publications

Books:

  Monographs

Revivalist Fantasy: Alliterative Verse and Nationalist Literary History (Columbus: Ohio State

University Press, 2011)

  Edited Collections

The Politics of Ecology: Land, Life, and Law in Medieval Britain, ed. Randy P. Schiff and

Joseph Taylor (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016)


Refereed Articles:

Economics of Otherness in Pearl: Fluidity and Identity,” Journal of English Language and

Literature 63.1 (2017): 63-78.


Sacred Woods, Spoiled City: Bourgeois Appropriation of Noble Capital in Chestre’s Launfal,”

Journal of English Language and Literature 62.3 (2016): 321-39.

“On Firm Carthaginian Ground: Ethnic Boundary Fluidity and Chaucer’s Dido,” postmedieval

6.1 (2015): 23-35.


“Reterritorialized Ritual: Classist Violence in Yvain and Ywain and Gawain,” Texas Studies in

            Literature and Language 56.3 (2014): 227-58.

“Resisting Surfaces: Description, Distance Reading, and Textual Entanglement,” Exemplaria

26.2-3 (2014): 273-90.

“Unstable Kinship: Trojanness, Treason, and Community in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,”

College Literature 40.2 (2013): 81-102.

“Cross-Channel Becomings-Animal: Primal Courtliness in Guillaume de Palerne and William of

Palerne,” Exemplaria 21.4 (2009): 418-38.


 “The Loneness of the Stalker: Poaching and Subjectivity in The Parlement of the Thre Ages,”

Texas Studies in Literature and Language 51.3 (2009): 263-93.


“Borderland Subversions: Anti-Imperialist Energies in The Awntyrs off Arthure and Golagros

and Gawane,” Speculum 84.3 (2009): 613-32.


“Holland as Howlat: Shadow Self and Borderland Homage in The Buke of the Howlat,”

Mediaevalia 29.2 (2008): 91-116.


Essays in Collective Volumes:

“Hybrid Alliterative Green: Ecopoetics in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” in Ecopoetics and

the Global Landscape: Critical Essays, ed. Isabel Sobral Campos (Lexington Books,


2019), pp. 177-201.


Freedom as Fetish: Fraught Love of Liberty from Arbroath to Golagros,” in The Bottle Imp [the

Association of Scottish Literary Studies e-zine], supplement 3 [ed. Evan Gottlieb] (2016)


“The Physician and the Forester: Virginia, Venison, and the Biopolitics of Vital Property,” in

The Politics of Ecology: Land, Life, and Law in Medieval Britain, ed. Randy P. Schiff and Joseph Taylor (Ohio State University Press, 2016), pp. 82-103.


 “Introduction—The Politics of Ecology: Land, Life, and Law in Medieval Britain” (co-written

with Joseph Taylor), in The Politics of Ecology, ed. Randy P. Schiff and Joseph Taylor (Ohio State University Press, 2016), pp. 1-30.


“Come Flourish with Me: Critically Mixing Pleasure and Politics,” in Still Thriving: On the

            Importance of Aranye Fradenburg, ed. Eileen Joy (Punctum Books, 2013), pp. 7-15.

“Sovereign Exception: Pre-National Consolidation in The Taill of Rauf Coilyear,” in The Anglo-

Scottish Border and the Shaping of Identity, 1300-1600, ed. Mark Bruce and Katherine Terrell (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012), pp. 33-50.


“The Instructive Other Within: Secularized Jews in The Siege of Jerusalem,” in Cultural

Diversity in the British Middle Ages: Archipelago, Island, England, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008), pp. 135-51.


“Samurai on Shifting Ground: Negotiating the Medieval and the Modern in Seven Samurai and

Yojimbo,” in Race, Class, and Gender in “Medieval” Film, ed. Lynn T. Ramey and Tison

Pugh (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007), pp. 59-72.


Review Essays:

“Medieval Modes of Community,” Exemplaria 27.4 (2015): 352-61.

Memberships

MLA

New Chaucer Society

Ecocritical Theory Reading Group, SUNY Buffalo

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