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  Graduate Student Work  
     
  Publications by students who have participated in the FOE program:  
     
  Diane Auslander (History, CUNY): "Living with a Saint: Relations between an Ascetic and her Community in the Hagiography of a Composite Saint," in Festschrift in honor of Penelope Johnson (forthcoming).

---. "Victims or Martyrs: Children, Anti-Semitism and the Stress of Change in High Medieval England," in Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Results of a Paradigm Shift in the History of Mentality, ed. Albrecht Classen (Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2005).

---. “Clemence and Catherine:  The Cult of St. Catherine in its Norman and Anglo-Norman Context” to be included in Authority and Authorship at Barking Abbey, edited by Donna Bussell and Jennifer Brown (Boydell and Brewer, under consideration).

Henry Bainton (York):  "Translating the ‘English’ Past: Cultural Identity in Geffrei Gaimar’s Estoire des Engleis," in Language and Culture in Medieval Britain: The French of England c. 1100-c. 1500, edited by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne et al. (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2009). Contribution mentioned in review in Speculum 86.2 (2011), 567-8.

---. "History and Public Life in the Angevin Empire," to appear in Anglo-Norman Studies 35 (2012).

Donna Bussell (Columbia): “The Fantasy of Reciprocity and the Enigma of the Seneschal in Marie de France’s Equitan.” Le Cygne:  Journal of the International Marie de France Society 3, (Fall 2004).

---. ed. (with Jennifer Brown), Authority and Authorship at Barking Abbey (collection, forthcoming).

Maija Birenbaum (English, Fordham): "Affective Vengeance in Titus and Vespasian." The Chaucer Review 43.3 (2009), 330-344.

Rebecca June (English, Fordham): "The Languages of Memory: The Crabhouse Nunnery Manuscript," in Language and Culture in Medieval Britain: The French of England c. 1100-c. 1500, edited by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne et al. (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2009).

Jaclyn Rajsic (New College, Oxford):  "The Foundation of Albion in Jean de Wavrin’s Chroniques d’Engleterre," in The Albina Casebook, eds. Margaret Lamont and Christopher Baswell (Buffalo, 2012, forthcoming).

Emily Richards: "Writing and Silence: Transitions between the active and the contemplative life," in Pieties in Transition: Religious Practices and Experiences c. 1400-1640, ed. Robert Lutton and Elisabeth Salter (Aldershot-Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007).

Andrew W. Taubman (York): "New Biographical Notes on Robert Mannyng of Brunne," N&Q 56 (2009), 197–201.

Karen Trimnell (English, Fordham): "'And shold have been oderwyse understond': The Disenchanting of Sir Gromer Somer Joure," Medium Aevum 71 (2002): 294-98.
 
     
  PhD theses completed or in progress from FoE participants at Fordham and York  
     
  Dr. Diane Auslander (History, CUNY, 2011): "St. Modwenna: A Contextual Study of a Composite Saint," a contextual study of all four major hagiographies dedicated to Darerca/Monenna/Modwenna.

Jade Bailey (York MA, 2009; Bristol PhD): MA on the late medieval Debate of the Heralds of England and France.  Editing PhD with the Charlemagne Project (dir. Dr Marianne Ailes, University of Bristol).

Dr. Henry Bainton (Centre for Medieval Studies, York; now English Department, University of York, AHRC funded, 2011): "History and the Written Word in the Angevin Empire (c.1154-c.1200)."

Alice Bennett (York M.Phil, 2010): Narratives of Medieval Childhood.

Dr. Lisa Benz (Research Associate, York and Fordham; York, 2009): "Three Medieval Queens: Queenship and the Crown in Plantagenet England."

Katharine Bilous (York MA, 2008, AHRC funded PhD): francophone monastic production in high medieval England.

Dr. Maija Birenbaum (English, Fordham, 2010): "Vengeance and Piety in the Texts of Medieval England," includes study of selected authors and texts from the Anglo-Norman Venjeance nostre seignur cycles and from texts of religious devotion in Middle English and the French of England.

Dr. Donna Bussell (English and Comparative Literature, Columbia, 2005; now University of Illinois at Springfield): "Straight Talk: Gender and Political Communities in Insular Literature," virgin martyrs and political communities, includes Clemence of Barking and Gui of Amiens' lives of St Catherine.

Alexander Devine (York MA, 2007: University of Pennsylvania PhD): MA on Fergus de Galloway; trilingual book history.

Dr. Caroline Dunn (History, Fordham, 2007; now Department of History, Clemson University, SC): "Damsels in Distress or Partners in Crime? The Abduction of Women in Medieval England," draws on a variety of Anglo-Norman French legal texts, statutes, petitions to Parliament and the Chancellor, and manuals for lawyers, such as the Year Books, the Novae Narrationes, and The Mirror of Justices.

Dr. Rebecca June (English, Fordham, 2010): "Mothers of Exile: Gender and Identity in Medieval Narratives of Foundation," includes Des Grantz Geanz, the Vie Seinte Osith, and the tri-lingual Crabhouse nunnery manuscript in a discussion of female foundation narratives.

Dr. Helen Killick (AHRC funded York, 2007): "Thomas Hoccleve as Poet and Clerk."

Andrea Lankin (English, Fordham, MA; University of California, Berkeley): tri-lingual PhD in C12th-13th historiography with Jennifer Miller.

Dr. Eleanor McCullough (York, 2007-2011): "Praying the Passion: Laypeople's Participation in the Medieval Liturgy and Devotion," English and Anglo-Norman in the Mass in England.

Brenna Mead (English, Columbia): continuing work on Guillaume le Clerc's Bestiaire, among other texts.

Katherine Olson (English, Columbia): continuing work on her dissertation on violence and will be studying texts in the Anglo-Norman collection of saints' lives known as the Campsey Manuscript.

Jaclyn Rajsic (York MA, 2008; Oxford, SSHRC funded PhD): Britain and Albion in the Mythical Histories of Medieval England.

Dr. Emily Richards (York, 2009): "Body-Soul Debates in Late Medieval Manuscripts," trilingual study of Body and Soul Debates in Medieval Literature.

Nicola Sleap (York MA 2007, now Cambridge PhD): Anglo-Norman prayers in Books of Hours.

Dr. Rebecca Slitt (History, Fordham, 2008; now Queens University, Ontario): "Aristocratic Male Friendship in the Anglo-Norman World."

Dr. Deborah Smith-Bernstein (Comparative Literature, CUNY, 2007): the cult of St. Faith at Horsham, St. Faith in Norfolk and especially the role of the Anglo-Norman life of the saint.

Dr. Karl Steel (English, Columbia, 2007; now Brooklyn College) tri-lingual PhD on the cultural, social and political aspects of meat and meat-eating in the Middle Ages.

Dr. Andrew Taubman (Toronto and York, York PhD, 2010): "Clergy and Commoners: Interactions between Medieval Clergy and Laity in a Regional Context," on Lay and Clerical Relations in Medieval Yorkshire (with special attention to francophone pastoralia).

Karen Trimnell (English, Fordham): "The Business of Romance: Chivalry, Clerisy and Power in Insular Romance," doctoral study of selected romances in the French and Middle English of England and Scotland.

Marie Turner (York MA, 2007; University of Pennsylvania, PhD):  insular romances, historioraphy and cultural memory.
 
     
  MA theses completed or in progress:  
     
  Breeman Ainsworth (York MA, 2009): Vernacular Epistemology in Marie de France’s Fables.

Jade Bailey (York MA, 2009): edition of excerpts from the late medieval Debate of the Heralds of England and France.

Katharine Bilous (York MA, 2008): ed., trans., and intro. of The Becket Leaves.

Simone Bovair (York MA, 2009): multilingual accounts of dance and performance in medieval literature.

Hulya Tafli Duzgun (Diploma thesis York, 2010; PhD Bangor): Constantinople in Anglo-Norman Romance.

Denise Griggs (Fordham MA, 2003): "History and Romance in Medieval Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale f. fr. 1450."

J. Daniel Herron (York MA, 2010; PhD candidate, NYU): The Apocalypse and Modern Cinema Theory (with edition and translation  of the prologue to MS CCCC 394).

Andrea Lankin (Fordham MA, 2003): "Prelate, Lady, Jew: Two Letters Connecting Three Groups in Thirteenth-Century England."

Margarita Lopez (York MA, 2006): "Thirteenth-Century Spiritual Eroticism in Saluz e solaz."

Jaclyn Rajsic (York MA, 2008): an unedited Albina narrative in Oxford, MS Corpus Christi 368.

Nicola Sleap (York MA 2007): Anglo-Norman prayers.

Katie Stevens (York MA, 2009): Simund de Freine’s Boethius (Roman de Fortune).

Andrew Tilsley (York MA, 2005): Saracens in Matthew Paris’s Saints’ Lives.

Sarah Townsend (Fordham, 2011): The sensorium in Clemence of Barking’s Catherine and associated texts.

Grace Woutersz (York MA, 2007): "The Anglo-Norman Life of Edmund of Canterbury."
 
     
  Undergraduate theses:  
     
  Reed LaHaye (Fordham, Spring 2011): "'And all were called Franks,' Themes of Christian Unity in Ambroise’s Estoire."

Graduate students have given talks on French of England topics at scholarly conferences, including the International Medieval Congresses at Kalamazoo and Leeds, the Haskins Society, the Annual Conference of the NYC Medieval Studies Doctoral Consortium, the Battle Abbey Conference, the Medieval Academy of America's annual conference, the French of England international conferences and at many others.
 
     

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