Mary C. Erler

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Distinguished Professor,

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Co-editor, Fordham U Press Series in Medieval Studies

BA, St. Mary's College; MA, University of Chicago; PhD, University of Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests: Medieval and early modern literature; women's reading and book ownership; early English printing

  • Professor Erler is the author of Reading and Writing During the Dissolution: Monks, Friars, and Nuns 1530-1558 (Cambridge, 2013); Records of Early English Drama: Ecclesiastical London (Toronto, 2008); and Women, Reading; and Piety in Late Medieval England (Cambridge, 2002). She has co-edited two collections: Women and Power in the Middle Ages (Georgia, 1988) and Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages (Cornell, 2003). Her articles include “Thomas Cromwell’s Abbess, Margaret Vernon,” History Today (2014), "Devotional Literature" in the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Vol. 3, 1400-1557 (Cambridge, 1999) and "English Vowed Women at the End of the Middle Ages," Medieval Studies (1995).