Rebecca June's publications and research have centered on the role of gender in narratives of communal identity (writ small and large). Recently, however, she has reversed this relationship to investigate the role of academic communities in ongoing narratives of gender identity. Her current book project, Bisclavret's Wife: The Hazards of Opening Queer Closets, employs medieval romance as the platform to question theoretical and scientific accounts of mixed-orientation marriages today.
Areas of Interest
Medieval literature; linguistics and language history; sex and gender
in science and theory; monsters.