Dissertation: “Literature and Zoology in Multilingual England, 1100–1600”
My dissertation argues that premodern zoological knowledge was an interdisciplinary endeavour shaped by literary conventions, scientific developments, and changes in historical environments. Through case studies of the relationships between humans and nonhuman animals in Latin, English, and French texts, I reveal the roots of modern species categories in medieval literary forms, as well as how these intersected with concepts of gender, race, and class.
Refereed Print Publications
- “What the Mole Knows: Experience, Exempla, and Interspecies Dialogue in Albert the Great’s De animalibus.” Forthcoming in New Medieval Literatures.
Refereed Web Publications
- Amplified Edition and Curation for “The Dolphin” (Emblem 39). The Pulter Project: Poet in the Making, gen. eds. Wendy Wall & Leah Knight, May 2020.
- Curations for “Universal Dissolution” (Poem 6). The Pulter Project: Poet in the Making, gen. eds. Leah Knight and Wendy Wall, Feb 2019.
- “In the Orbit of the Sphere: Sacrobosco’s De sphaera mundi in UPenn MS Codex 1881.” Manuscript Studies 5.1 (May 2020): 181–202.
- “Trans Studies.” Invited contribution to The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Early Modern Women’s Writing in English, gen. eds. Rosalind Smith & Patricia Pender. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
- “Julie Orlemanski, Symptomatic Subjects: Bodies, Medicine, and Causation in the Literature of Late Medieval England.” Configurations 29.2 (May 2021): 331–33.
- “How Not to Make a Human: Pets, Feral Children, Worms, Sky Burial, Oysters. By Karl Steel.” Environmental History 26.1 (Jan 2021): 174–75.
- “Birds in Medieval English Poetry: Metaphors, Realities, Transformations. By Michael J. Warren.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 27.3 (Nov 2020): 680–81.
- “Sarah Breckenridge Wright. Mobility and Identity in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.” Review of English Studies (Nov 2020): 987–89.
- “Queer Treatments: A Review of Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House.” Jacket2 (Jun 2020).