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Prof. Maryanne Kowaleski (Dept. of History) and
Alisa Beer (PhD Program, History; MVST MA '13)
during the digital humanities interactive session
at the annual meeting of the Medieval Academy
of America (February 2016).

The Medieval Studies faculty is drawn from its seven participating departments and includes many distinguished and high-profile scholars. They offer expertise and experience in a wide range of medieval fields, and regularly participate in the Center’s many lectures, workshops, and other events, which provide frequent opportunities for student-faculty contact.

Members of the Executive Committee

Faculty A - G

Andrew Albin, Dept. of English & Medieval Studies; Medieval Studies Undergraduate Chair 2016-2017 (PhD, Brandeis; LMS, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies). | Late medieval English literature, drama, and culture; aurality and sound studies; material philology; historical phenomenology.

Selected Publications: Richard Rolles Melody of Love: Alliterative Translation and Commentary (forthcoming: PIMS, 2017). Listening for canor in Richard Rolles Melos amoris in Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe, ed. Irit Ruth Kleiman (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015). The Prioress's Tale, Sonorous and Silent, The Chaucer Review 48.1 (2013). Aural Space, Sonorous Presence, and the Performance of Christian Community in the Chester Shepherds Play,Early Theatre16.1 (2013). Current Projects: a translation with commentary of Richard Rolles alliterative mystical treatise, Melos amoris; a monograph examining the aural phenomenon of spiritual song (canor) in late medieval England.

Featured Stories: Albins Undergraduates Produce Innovative Website.

Susanna Barsella, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures; Medieval Studies (PhD Johns Hopkins ). | Medieval Italian literature; philosophy of work; patristic and medieval theology; Dante; Boccaccio; Petrarch.

Selected Publications: Article on Boccaccios Ninfale fiesolano (forthcoming: 2013); In the Light of Angels: Dantes Angelology and the Role of Beatrice in the Divine Comedy (2010); Boccaccio, Petrarch, and Peter Damian: Two Models of the Humanist Intellectual, MLN (2006); Il lavoro nel mondo romano. LHomo Faber ipse suae fortuna, I Problemi della Pedagogia (2005); The Ancient Sources of the Humanistic Idea of Work. At the Confluence of Judeo-Christian and Greek Traditions, Memorie Domenicane (2004); Boccaccio and Humanism. A New Patristic Source of Proemio 14 and the Pestilence: Basil the Greats Homily on Psalm 1, Studi sul Boccaccio (2004). Current Projects: A paper on Utility and Avarice in Poggio Bracciolini and Matteo Palmieri and one on Boccaccio: Artifice and Supernatural in Decameron.

William Baumgarth, Dept. of Political Science (PhD, Harvard). | Medieval political thought; political philosophy; Aquinas.

Selected Publications: God and Creation, co-editor with Richard Regan (1994) and Aquinas: On Law, Morality, and Politics, co-editor with Richard Regan (1988).

Eric Bianchi, Dept. of Music (PhD, Yale). | Early Modern Music.

Martin Chase, SJ, Dept. of English; Medieval Studies (PhD, Toronto ). | Old Norse; Old and Middle English; Medievalism; Myth.

Selected Publications: Framir kynnask vátta mál: The Christian Background of Einarr Sklason's Geisli, in Til heiurs og hugbtar. greinar um trarkveskap fyrri alda, ed. S. skarsdttir and A. Gumundsdttir (2003); The Refracted Beam: Einarr Sklason's Liturgical Theology, in Verbal Encounters: Festschrift for Roberta Frank, ed. R. G. Poole and A. Harbus (2005); True at Any Time: Grundtvig's Subjective Interpretation of Nordic Myth Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism 158 (2005); Einarr Sklason's Geisli: A Critical Edition (University of Toronto Press, 2005); Lilja, critical edition in Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages, vol. 7 (Brepols, 2007). On the editorial board of Tradito. Current Projects: a critical edition of the medieval Icelandic poem Sibt.

Christopher M. Cullen, SJ, Dept. of Philosophy (PhD, The Catholic University of America ). | Bonaventure; Augustinianism; Thomism; medieval political thought; medieval metaphysics.

Selected Publications: Bonaventure (Oxford, 2006); Maritain and America, co-ed. (CUA, 2009); Bonaventure's Philosophical Method, in Companion to Bonaventure (Brill, 2012); "The Doctrine of Analogy among the Thomists: A Debate Renewed," Nova et vetera (2014); Bonaventure on Nature before Grace, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2010); Community, Religion, and Virtue in Modern Liberal Democracies, in Die fragile Demokratie The Fragility of Democracy (Verlag Duncker & Humblot, 2007); John Peckham, Encyclopedia of British Philosophy(Continuum, 2006); Alexander of Hales, in Blackwell Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages (2003); Scholastic Hylomorphism and Western Art: From the Gothic to the Baroque, in Beauty, Art, and the Polis (CUA, 2000); Transcendental Thomism: Realism Rejected, in The Failure of Modernism (CUA, 1999). Current Projects: The Metaphysics of Aquinas: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives, co-ed. The Semiotic Metaphysics of Bonaventure.

Brian Davies, OP, Dept. of Philosophy (PhD, London ). | Philosophy of religion; Aquinas; Anselm.

Selected Publications: The Thought of Thomas Aquinas (1992); Philosophy of Religion: A Guide and Anthology (2000); Aquinas (2002); An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (3rd edn., 2003); an edition of Aquinass De Malo, co-ed. with R. Regan (2003); The Cambridge Companion to Anselm, co-ed. with B. Leftow (2004); Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil (2011); with E. Stump, The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas (2011). book review editor of International Philosophy Quarterly; on the editorial board of Religious Studies; General Editor of Oxford University Press's series Great Medieval Thinkers.

Robert Davis, Dept. of Theology (PhD, Harvard). | Medieval Christian thought; mysticism and spiritual practices; Neoplatonism; Bonaventure; medieval women's religious writing.

Current Projects: Grammar After Nature: Knowledge, Sense-Perception, and the Liberal Arts in John of Salisbury's Metalogicon; a monograph on affectivity and ecstasis in the writings of Bonaventure.

George E. Demacopoulos, Dept. of Theology (PhD, Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill). | Late-Ancient and Medieval Christian History; East and West; spiritual direction; asceticism; institutional authority.

Selected Publications: Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007); Orthodox Readings of Augustine, ed. (SVS Press, 2008) Gregory the Great Book of Pastoral Rule, trans. (SVS Press, 2008). Current Projects: The Invention of Peter: The Development and Reception of the Petrine Discourse at the End of Late Antiquity (under review); Gregory the Great: Pastor, Diplomat, and Steward of St. Peter (in progress); Orthodox Constructions of the West, ed. (in progress).

Prof. Demacopoulos has recently been installed as the first Meyendorff/Patterson Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies.

Featured Stories: Bridging the Two Sides of Pope Gregory the Great.

Mary C. Erler, Dept. of English (PhD, Chicago). | Medieval drama; early printing; women's reading and book ownership.

Selected Publications: Reading and Writing During the Dissolution: Monks, Friars and Nuns 1530-1558 (2013); Records of Early English Drama: Ecclesiastical London (2008); Gendering the Master Narrative, co-ed. with Maryanne Kowaleski (2003); Women, Reading and Piety in Late Medieval England (2002); Robert Copland: Poems, ed. (1993); Poems of Cupid, God of Love, co-ed. with Thelma Fenster (1991); Women and Power in the Middle Ages, co-ed. with Maryanne Kowaleski (1988); Devotional Literature, in Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Vol. 3 1400-1557, eds. L. Hellinga and J. B. Trapp (1999); Co-editor of Fordham Series in Medieval Studies.

Current Projects: A study of the ownership and provenance of London chronicle manuscripts.

Emanuel Fiano, Dept. of Theology (PhD Duke University) | Syriac and Coptic traditions; History of Christian-Jewish relations in Late Antiquity
Selected Publications: “Adam and the Logos: Aphrahat’s Christology in Demonstration 17 and the ‘Imponderables of Hellenization,’ Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum  (2016) | Co-editor, Syriac Encounters. Papers from the Sixth North-American Syriac Symposium, Duke University, June 26-29, 2011 (2015) | “The Construction of Ancient Jewish Christianity in the Twentieth Century: The Cases of Hans-Joachim Schoeps and Jean Daniélou,” Patristic Studies in the Twenty-first Century. Proceedings of an International Conference to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies (2015) | “The Trinitarian Controversies in Fourth-Century Edessa,” Le Muséon 128 (2015) | “From ‘Why’ to ‘Why Not:’ Clem. Recogn. III 2-11, Fourth-Century Trinitarian Debates, and the Syrian Christian-Jewish Continuum,” Adamantius (2014) | Co-ed, The History of the Deeds of Bishop Paul of Qentos and Priest John of Edessa (2010). Current Projects: article-length examination of the ‘theory of names’ developed in the Valentinian Gospel of Truth, and a study of Shenoute’s dealings with Judaism.

Dr. Fiano in the Faculty Spotlight

Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Dept. of Theology (PhD, Princeton). Ancient and medieval Judaism; rabbinic literature; Jewish-Christian relations; time and calendars; women and gender; biblical interpretation; religious polemics.

Selected Publications: "Hanged and Crucified: The Book of Esther and Toledot Yeshu," Toledot Yeshu Reconsidered (2011); "Rabbis and Others in Conversation," Jewish Studies Quarterly (2012); "Jesus and the Clay Birds: Reading Toledot Yeshu in Light of the Infancy Gospels," Envisioning Judaism (2013); Jewish and Christian Cosmogony in Late Antiquity (co-edited, 2013); "Take to Heart these Instructions: The Shema in the Second Temple Period, a reconsideration," Journal of Ancient Judaism (2015); "Pregnant with Meaning; Women's Bodies as Metaphors for Time in Biblical, Second Temple, and Rabbinic Literature," The Construction of Time in Antiquity (forthcoming); "A Matter of Time: Writing Jewish Memory into Roman History," Association for Jewish Studies Review (forthcoming); "Between Narrative and Polemic: The Sabbath in Genesis Rabbah and the Babylonian Talmud," Genesis Rabbah: Text and Contexts (forthcoming).

Current Projects: A monograph on constructions of calendrical and ritual time in rabbinic sources, and a project on the use of imagination in the study of late antiquity.

Fordham News: "Scholar Takes Unvarnished Look at Jewish Texts"


Faculty H - M

Susanne Hafner, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, German (PhD, University of Hamburg). | Medieval German literature and culture; Arthurian literature; codicology; gender.

Selected Publications: Maskulinitt in der hfischen Erzhlliteratur (2004); Of Monsters and Men: The Power of Female Imagination in Les Quatre Sohais Saint-Martin, in Comic Provocations: Exposing the Corpus of Old French Fabliaux, ed. H. A. Crocker (2006); Erzhlen im Raum: Der Schmalkaldener Iwein, in Visualisierungsstrategien in mittelalterlichen Bildern und Texten, ed. H. Wenzel and C. S. Jaeger (2006).

Current Projects: a monograph on Virgilian Masculinities: Medieval Readings of the Aeneid, an article on the Middle English Sir Percival of Gales: He ne wiste nother of evyll ne gude: A Prelapsarian Perceval, and an article on Abbot Ellinger of Tegernsee and his autographs. See article on Dr. Hafners research from Inside Fordham

J. Patrick Hornbeck, Dept. of Theology; Medieval Studies (DPhil, Oxford). | Heresy and orthodoxy in late medieval Christianity; Lollardy; the Reformation; Thomas Wolsey, dissenting movements in the history of Western Christianity; affiliation, identity, and deconversion in contemporary Roman Catholicism.

Selected Publications: What Is a Lollard? Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England (Oxford University Press, 2010); Wycliffite Controversies, ed. (Brepols, 2011); Wycliffite Spirituality, ed. and trans. (Paulist Press, 2012); More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church, 2 vols. (Fordham University Press, 2014);Europe after Wyclif, ed. (Fordham University Press, forthcoming);A Companion to Lollardy(Brill, forthcoming); Deconversion in Roman Catholicism: Mapping a Fertile Field, American Catholic Studies 122:2 (2011).

Current Project: A study of the historiography of English cardinal Thomas Wolsey and the ways in which he has appeared in historical writings, literature, drama, and film. See an article from Inside Fordham on Dr. Hornbeck's research, and an article by him on the "Top 10 Heresies".

Javier Jimenez-Belmonte, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures (PhD, Columbia ). | Medieval and early modern Spanish literature.

Selected Publications: Las Obras en Verso del Principe de Esquilache: Amateurismo y Conciencia Literaria (Boydell & Brewer, 2007); Amistad y novela sentimental: Bien amar al amigo en Siervo libre de amor, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2002); History of a Bite: Cleopatra in 13th Century Castile, La Cornica (2011); Historiar el Oriente: Cleopatra en la historiografa espaola el XVI, eHumanista (2011); Monstruos de ida y vuelta: gitanos y canbales en la mquina antropolgica barroca, Hispanic Review (2011).

Current Projects: A study of the rhetorical and moral uses of the figure and history of Cleopatra by Spanish poets, historiographers and visual artists from 1200 to 1800. A study of the role of nobility in the constitution of the Spanish post-baroque literary field.

Gyula Klima, Dept. of Philosophy (PhD, Lrnd Etvs, Budapest ). | Logic and Metaphysics; Anselm; Aquinas; Ockham; Buridan.

Selected Publications: Ars Artium: Essays in Philosophical Semantics, Medieval and Modern (1988); John Buridan: Summulae de Dialectica, an annotated translation with a philosophical introduction, trans.(2001); Medieval Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary (Blackwell, 2007); John Buridan (Oxford University Press, 2009);Intentionality, Cognition and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy (Fordham University Press, 2015); Editor of Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics (Cambridge Scholars); Editor of Medieval Philosophy: Texts and Studies (Fordham); Editor of Historical-Analytical Studies in Nature, Mind and Action (Springer).

Current Projects: John Buridans Questions on the Soul, an edition of the Latin text with an annotated translation and Companion (Springer).

Joseph Koterski, SJ, Dept. of Philosophy (PhD, St. Louis ). | Medieval philosophy; natural law ethics; Thomistic metaphysics; Dante.

Selected Publications: An Introduction to Medieval Philosophy: Basic Concepts (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009); Medieval Education, co-ed. with R. Begley, (2005); The Doctrine of Participation in Aquinass Commentary on St. John, in Being and Thought in Aquinas, ed. J. Hackett and W. Murnion(2004); Boethius and the Theological Origins of the Concept of Person, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2004); Thomas More on Conscience in Thomas More: Selected Writings, ed. J. F. Thornton and S. B. Varenne (2003); Karl Jaspers on Philosophy of Religion: His Treatment of Anselm and Cusa, in Karl Jaspers on the History of Philosophy and Philosophy of History, ed. J. Koterski and R. Langley(2003). Editor-in-chief of International Philosophy Quarterly; Videotaped lecture-courses for The Teaching Company on Aristotelian Ethics, Natural Law and Human Nature, and most recently on Biblical Wisdom Literature.

Current Projects: A study of Thomas Mores use of Augustine's ;De civitate dei in his Utopia.

Maryanne Kowaleski, Dept. of History; Medieval Studies (PhD, Toronto ) | Economic and social history; women and family; urban and maritime history; England.

Selected Publications: Medieval Towns: A Reader (2005); Medieval Domesticity: Home, Housing, and Household in Medieval England (Cambridge, 2008), co-ed.; Local Markets and Regional Trade in Medieval Exeter (Cambridge, 1995); ed., The Haveners Accounts of the Earldom and Duchy of Cornwall, 1287-1356 (2001); Women and Power in the Middle Ages, co-ed. with M. Erler (1988); and articles on demography, women and work, urban families, shipping, mariners, and marine fisheries. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of British Studies, Boydell and Brewers Working in the Middle Ages Series, and the Anglo-American Legal Tradition.

Current Projects:an edition of medieval accounts for a volume on Medieval Maritime London for the London Record Society; articles on "Foreign Immigrants in Medieval Exeter," Gender, Gossip, and the Economy in Late Medieval England, "Black Death Bodies," and a book study, Living from the Sea: An Ethnography of Maritime Communities in Medieval England.

Kathryn Kueny, Dept. of Theology (PhD, Chicago). | Qur'anic studies; medieval Islamic law, literature, and exegesis; Abrahamic traditions.

Selected Publications: Conceiving Identities: Maternity in Medieval Muslim Discourse and Practice (forthcoming: SUNY Press, 2012); The Rhetoric of Sobriety: Wine in Early Islam (2001); Reproducing Power: Qur?nic Anthropogonies in Comparison, in The Lineaments of Islam: Studies in Honor of Fred McGraw Donner, ed. P. M. Cobb (forthcoming: E. J. Brill, 2012); The Birth of Cain: Reproduction, Maternal Responsibility, and Moral Character in Early Islamic Exegesis, The History of Religions 48, 2 (2008).

Current Projects: A monograph on how medieval Muslim medicine, both traditional and non-traditional, charts an ethical understanding of human life. See article on Dr. Kueny from Inside Fordham.

Joseph T. Lienhard, SJ, Dept. of Theology (Dr Theol Habil, Freiburg ). | Patristics.

Selected Publications: The Bible, the Church, and Authority: The Canon of the Christian Bible in History and Theology (1995); Origen: Homilies on Luke; Fragments on Luke, trans. (1996); Contra Marcellum: Marcellus of Ancyra and Fourth-Century Theology (1999); Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, ed. (2001; trans. into Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Korean). Editor of the journal, Traditio.

Current Projects: Translation of selected writings by St. Augustine on the Old Testament; in Press.

Wolfgang P. Mueller, Dept. of History (PhD, Syracuse ; Dr Phil Habil, Augsburg ). | Medieval legal and ecclesiastical history; canon law; scholasticism.

Selected Publications: Huguccio: The Life, Works, and Thought of a Twelfth-Century Jurist (1994); The Criminalization of Abortion in the West (2012).

Current Projects: A series of essays on the workings of ecclesiastical courts in the Middle Ages, one of which will be published soon in The Cambridge History of Medieval Canon Law, edited by Anders Winroth and John Wei. See Dr. Mueller's website

Faculty N - Y

Thomas O'Donnell, Dept. of English (PhD, UCLA). | Literature in Britain and France, 1000-1350; medieval Latin; religious and community writing; history of form; material culture.

Selected Publications: The Old English Durham, the Historia de Sancto Cuthberto and the Unreformed in Late Anglo-Saxon Literature, JEGP 113 (2014): 131-155. European Literature and Eleventh-Century England, co-authored with M. Townsend and E. Tyler, in The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature (forthcoming); The Ladies Have Made Me Quite Fat: Authors and Patrons at Barking Abbey, in Barking Abbey and Its Texts, ed. D. A. Bussell and J. N. Brown (forthcoming); Anglo-Norman Multilingualism and Continental Standards in Guernes de Pont-Sainte-Maxences Vie de Saint Thomas, in Conceptualizing Multilingualism in England, 800-1250, ed. E. Tyler (2011).

Current Projects: a book, The Theoretical Life, that explores experimental writing and communal subjectivity in English monasteries, 1000-1300; Meanders, Loops, and Dead Ends: Orderic Vitalis Literary Form and the Common Life at Saint-vroul (a chapter for an upcoming collection on Orderic Vitalis, from Boydell); Valenciennes MS 150: Between Barcelona, Speyer, and Paris (an article in progress with Elizabeth M. Tyler); and "La?amons archaeology of speech: language in late medieval England" (a chapter in progress for an upcoming collection on European literary history).

Nicholas Paul, Dept. of History (PhD, Cambridge ). | Aristocratic culture and society in high medieval Europe; historiography, narrative, and social memory; perceptions of the past and commemorative practices; crusading and family tradition.

Selected Publications: To Follow in Their Footsteps: Crusades and Family Memory in the High Middle Ages (Cornell University Press, 2012); Remembering the Crusades: Myth, Image, and Identity, co-ed. with S. Yeager (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012); Origo Consulum: Rumors of Murder, A Crisis of Lordship, and the Legendary Origins of the Counts of Anjou, French History (2015) (link); In Search of the Marshals Lost Crusade: The Persistence of Memory, the Problems of History, and the Painful Birth of Crusading Romance, Journal of Medieval History 40:3 (2014) [Special Issue: Crusades and Memory, ed. Anne Lester and Megan Cassidy-Welch], pp. 292-310. (link); "Warlords Wisdom: Literacy and Propaganda at the Time of the First Crusade," Speculum 85:3 (2010), 534-566. (link)

Current Projects: The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean, co-edited with Laura K. Morreale (New York: Fordham University Press, forthcoming 2016); Livre de Jacques dIbelin - project leader for a digital edition, translation, and commentary at the French of Outremer Project; The Lion in the East: Arnold of Lbeck, Henry the Lion, and the Crusading Past in Hohenstaufen Germany, (article in preparation); Blood, (Chapter on kinship solicited for High Medieval: Literary Cultures in England, ed. Jocelyn Wogan-Browne and Elizabeth M. Tyler (Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches Series, Oxford University Press); The Crusades and Aristocratic Culture, (Solicited for The Cambridge History of the Crusades, general editor Jonathan Phillips, under consideration at Cambridge University Press).

Giorgio Pini, Dept. of Philosophy (PhD, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa , Italy ). | Medieval philosophy; late medieval intellectual history; Henry of Ghent; Giles of Rome; Duns Scotus.

Selected Publications:Categories and Logic in Duns Scotus (Brill, 2002); Can God Create my Thoughts? Scotus's Case against the Causal Account of Intentionality, The Journal of the History of Philosophy 49:1 (2011): 3963; What Lucifer Wanted: Anselm, Aquinas, and Scotus on the Object of the First Evil Choice, Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 1 (2013): 6182; Scotus on Intuitive and Abstractive Cognition, in Debates in Medieval Philosophy. Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses, edited by Jeffrey Hause (Routledge, 2014), pp.348365; Two Models of Thinking: Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus on Occurrent Thoughts, in Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy, edited by Gyula Klima (Fordham University Press, 2015), pp.81103.

Current Projects: First critical edition of Duns Scotus's Glossa super textum Metaphysicae sive Notabilia super Notabilia(to be submitted to the Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, Brepols); a book on theories of univocity in the later Middle Ages.

Brian J. Reilly, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, French (PhD Yale). | Old French language and literature; science and literature.

Selected Publications: Chrtien de Troyes's Gettier Problem: Cligs lines 2048-89, Romance Notes (2013); Virtuous Circles for Authorship Attribution through Quantitative Analysis: Chrtien de Troyes's Lancelot, [Co-authored with Moi-ra R. Dillon.] Digital Philology (2013).

Current Projects: A book project on color in Old French literature; an article on manuscript variation and its interactions with the reception of irony.

Nina Rowe, Dept. of Art History and Music (PhD, Northwestern University). | High and late medieval art history in France and Germany; Christian-Jewish relations; modern medievalism.

Selected Publications: The Jew, the Cathedral, and the Medieval City: Synagoga and Ecclesia in the Thirteenth Century (Cambridge UP, 2011); editor, Medieval Art History Today Critical Terms, special issue of Studies in Iconography 33 (2012); Excavating the Medieval Image: Manuscripts, Artists, Audiences, co-ed. (Ashgate, 2004); Manuscript Illumination in the Modern Age: Recovery and Reconstruction, co-author and ed. (Block Museum, 2001); Pocket Crucifixions: Jesus, Jews and Ownership in Fourteenth-Century Ivories, Studies in Iconography (2011); Rethinking Ecclesia and Synagoga in the Thirteenth Century, in Gothic, Art & Thought in the Later Medieval Period: Essays in Honor of Willibald Sauerlnder, ed. C. Hourihane (Penn State UP, 2011); Idealization and Subjection at the South Porch of Strasbourg Cathedral, in Beyond the Yellow Badge: Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture, ed. M. Merback (Brill, 2008); Synagoga Tumbles, a Rider Triumphs: Clerical Viewers and the Frstenportal of Bamberg Cathedral, Gesta (2006) (winner of the 2008 Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize, Medieval Academy of America).

Current Projects: The World in a Book: Weltchroniken and Society at the End of the Middle Ages.

Cristiana Sogno, Dept. of Classical Languages and Literature (PhD Yale). | Roman history, Latin literature, Roman law, Latin Epigraphy, Latin Paleography.

Selected Publications: From the Tetrarchs to the Theodosians: Later Roman History and Culture, 284-450 AD, ed. with S. McGill and E. Watts (Cambridge, 2010); Petite Posie Portable: The Latin Cento in Its Late Antique Context, co-authored with M. Formisano, in Condensed Texts Condensing Texts, ed. M. Horster and C. Reitz (Stuttgart, 2010); Lucius's Triad of Passions: Curiosity, Pleasure, and the Quest of Fame Through Story-Telling, in Crossroads in the Ancient Novel (forthcoming); Curiositas nihil recusat: A Playful Defense of Low Biography against High History, in Shifting Cultural Frontiers in Late Antiquity, ed. D. Brakke, D. M. Deliyannis and E. Watts (forthcoming 2012).

Current Projects: a book project on curiosity in antiquity; translation and historical-literary commentary on the orations of Symmachus and on Symmachus's and Ambrose's writings about the Altar of Victory (in collaboration with Dr. M. Formisano).

Richard Teverson, Dept. of Art History and Music (PhD. Yale University) | Roman Art, Hellenistic Art, the art of Rome's allies, the art and material culture of ancient diplomacy.

Selected Publications and Activities:
Managing Editor of Images: A Journal of Jewish ARt and Visual Culture (2013-2015) 
Teverson, Richard (2014), “Herod the Great: the king’s final journey,” Israel Museum exhibition. Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture. (Review)

Fellow at the American Numismatic Society Summer Seminar (Summer 2017)

Current Projects: Book Manuscript Connected Kingdoms: The networks of Roman allied monarchies during the first century CE.

Learn more about Dr. Teverson’s research in his Faculty Spotlight.

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Dept. of English (PhD, Liverpool). | Anglo-norman literature; hagiography; medieval women's writing.

Selected Publications: Matthew Paris: The Life of St Alban, co-trans. and intro.(2010); Language and Culture in Medieval Britain: The French of England, c. 1100-c. 1500, ed.(2009); Matthew Paris: The History of St Edward the King, co-trans.(2008); Women, Households and Christianities in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, co-ed. (2005); Guidance for Women in Twelfth Century Convents (2004, paperback 2012); Saints Lives and Women's Literary Culture: Virginity and its Authorizations (2001); Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain, co-ed. (2000); The Idea of the Vernacular: Middle English Literary Theory 1280-1520 (1999). Co-editor of French of England Translation Series; formerly General Editor of York Medieval Press.

Current Projects: Rethinking the South English Legendaries (forthcoming: Manchester University Press, 2011); The French of England: Vernacular Literary Theory and Practices, c. 1130-1450, a collaborative research project.

Suzanne M. Yeager, Dept. of English; Medieval Studies (PhD, Toronto ). | Late medieval literature in England and France; pilgrimage and crusade narrative; social memory and community formation.

Selected Publications:Jerusalem in Medieval Narrative (Cambridge University Press, 2008); Remembering the Crusades: Myth, Image, and Identity, co-ed. with N. Paul (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012); Racial Imagination and the Theatre of War: Captivity and Execution in the Imaginative Literature of the Premodern Period, in The Blackwell Companion to British Literature, ed. R. DeMaria, H. Chang, and S. Zacher (Blackwell, 2014), 81-96; Jewish Identity in The Siege of Jerusalem and Homiletic Texts: Models of Penance and Victims of Vengeance for the Urban Apocalypse, Medium Aevum LXXX (2011) 56-84; The World Translated: Marco Polos Le Devisement dou Monde, The Book of Sir John Mandeville, and their Medieval Audiences, in Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West, ed. S.C. Akbari and A. Iannucci (University of Toronto Press, 2008), 219-54; Jerusalem and the Medieval Pilgrimage, in Pilgrims and Pilgrimage: Journey, Spirituality and Daily Life through the Centuries, ed. Dee Dyas (Society for Christianity and Medieval Culture, 2007) 3.6, and articles in Literature Compass and The Chaucer Review.

Current Projects: Fictions of Espionage: Performing Pilgrim and Crusader Identities in the Age of Chaucer, in The Oxford Handbook to Chaucer, ed. S.C. Akbari (Oxford University Press, [forthcoming, 2016]); articles on the development of pilgrim persona and direct discourse in the writing of twelfth-century Jerusalem travelers; and a monograph on late medieval pilgrimage and performance in the near East.

Affiliated Fordham Faculty

John R. Clark, Associate Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Classics (PhD, Cornell). | Medieval Latin language and literature; Latin paleography.

Selected Publications: Marsilio Ficino: Three Books on Life, ed. and trans. (reprint 1998); "Anonymous on Alchemy, Aristotle, and Creation: an Unedited Thirteenth Century Text," Traditio (2006); Early Latin Handwriting: The Evidence of Roman Comedy, Classical Journal (2001); Love and Learning in the Metamorphosis Golye Episcopi, Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch (1986). Current Projects: An article on the role of deception in Roman comedy; a Medieval Latin Reader (primarily for Classicists); a bibliography for Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) on Latin Paleography.

Thelma S. Fenster, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, Professor Emerita (PhD, Texas, Austin). | Old and Middle French Language and Culture, including Anglo-Norman; Christine de Pizan.

Selected Publications: Arthurian Women: A Casebook (repr. 2000); translations with Jocelyn Wogan-Browne of Matthew Paris's History of Saint Edward the King; Paris's Life of St. Alban. Co-editor of the French of England Translation Series.

Current Projects: New editions and translations of Christine de Pizan's Epistre au dieu dAmours and Dit de la Rose, with up-to-date critical essay; with co-editors Jocelyn Wogan-Browne and Delbert Russell: an anthology of texts in the "French of England."

Maris G. Fiondella, Dept. of English, Professor Emerita (PhD, Fordham). | Medieval western drama/theatre; Japanese Noh drama; Augustine.

Selected Publications: "The Conversion of the Sign in the Towneley Passion Plays," in New Approaches to Medieval Textuality, ed. M. Ledgerwood (1998); "Derrida, Typology, and The Second Shepherds Play,"Exemplaria 6 (1994).

Current Projects:A study of sexual symbolism in St. Augustines language-theory; an article on theatrical signs (e.g. costume, gesture) and Eucharistic theology in the Fleury Easter plays.

Richard F. Gyug, Dept. of History; Medieval Studies, Professor Emeritus (PhD, Toronto). | Medieval liturgy; religion and society; codicology; Spain and Italy.

Selected Publications: Missale ragusinum: The Missal of Dubrovnik (1990); The Diocese of Barcelona During the Black Death: The Register Notule communium 15 (1994); ed., Medieval Cultures in Contact (2003); co-editor with Kathleen G. Cushing, Ritual, Text and Law: Studies in Medieval Canon Law and Liturgy presented to Roger E. Reynolds (2004); most recently: "Bibles, Biblical Books, and the Monastic Liturgy in the Early Middle Ages," in The Practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages: Production, Reception, and Performance in Western Christianity, ed. Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly (2011); and editor with Roger Reynolds of the series Monumenta liturgica beneventana.

Current Projects: An edition and study of a liturgical-legal manuscript from Kotor in southern Dalmatia, preparation of a handlist of the Compactiones fond of Montecassino, and participation in a teaching consortium on Pilgrimage Studies.

Joel Herschman, Dept. of Art History and Music, Professor Emeritus (PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU). | Medieval architecture; history of technology; history of photography.

Selected Publications: Co-author with R. Mark, Architectural Technology up to the Scientific Revolution (1993); co-author with C. Robinson, Architecture Transformed: A History of the Photographing of Building (1987, 1988, 1990); The Norman Ambulatory of Le Mans and the Chevey of the Cathedral of Coutances, Gesta (1981).

Current Projects: A book on the abbey church at Jumieges with James Moranstern, forthcoming in the series Monuments Historiques de France.

John Ryle Kezel, Director of the Saint Edmund Campion Institute For the Advancement of Intellectual Excellence and Director of the Office of Prestigious Fellowships (PhD, Fordham). | Old English language and literature; Gothic language and literature; Old Norse language and literature; Benedictine and Franciscan studies.

Selected Publications: Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary in New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement (2010); Priests, Prophets, and Kings: Ecclesiology in Newman and Tolkien. Member of the Board of Directors of Flax Trust/USA.

Current Projects:Two books, The Franciscan Crown: A Medieval Devotion and Reading the Rood: An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Language, Literature, and Studies, as well as assisting the Smithsonian Institution with cataloguing and studying their rosary and medal collections. Transcript of his address at the Newman Beatification Conference sponsored by the Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and The Spiritual Family: The Work on October 23, 2010.

John P. McCaskey (PhD, Stanford University)
A graduate of Stanford University, McCaskey has taught there, at Brown University, and at Columbia University and is the editor and translator of Jacopo Zabarella’s On Methods and On Regressus for Harvard University Press’s I Tatti Renaissance Library. For several years he has been researching, writing, and speaking about the history of philosophical induction. On December 6, he introduced this research to the Fordham community in a talk, “Inductio: The Medieval Transmission and Humanist Solution to the ‘Scandal of Philosophy’” and is working to complete a book on his findings. His main discovery is that a conception of induction that flourished in the ancient world and that was rediscovered by humanists in the fifteen century appears to avoid many of the problems of induction that philosophers of recent centuries have struggled with. Over the years McCaskey has also been a contributor to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and while at the Center he has been a resource for some digital humanities projects at Fordham.

Joseph F. O'Callaghan, Dept. of History, Professor Emeritus (PhD, Fordham). | Medieval Spain ; medieval kingship and parliaments.

Selected Publications: The Gibraltar Crusade: Castile and the Battle for the Strait (2011); Electing Our Bishops: How the Catholic Church Should Choose Its Leaders (2007); Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain (2003); Alfonso X and the Cantigas de Santa Maria: A Poetic Biography (1998); Alfonso X, the Cortes, and Government in Medieval Spain (1998); The Learned King: The Reign of Alfonso X of Castile (1993); The Cortes of Castile-Len, 1188-1350(1989); The Spanish Military Order of Calatrava and its Affiliates (1975); A History of Medieval Spain (1975); The Latin Chronicle of the Kings of Castile, trans.(2002); The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola, trans. (1992). Editorial board of En La Espaa Medieval; a former Director of the Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham and a past president of the American Catholic Historical Association; Honorary Associate of the Sociedad Espaola de Estudios Medievales.

Current Projects: A monograph, The Last Crusade in the West: Castile and the Conquest of Granada.

Elizabeth Parker, Dept. of Art History and Music, Professor Emerita (PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU). | Romanesque art in England and Italy ; Byzantine art; Gothic art; medieval art and liturgy; women and art.

Selected Publications: The Descent From the Cross: Its Relation to the Extra-Liturgical Depositio Drama (1978);The Cloisters Cross: Its Art and Meaning, co-author with C.T. Little (1994); "Architecture and Liturgy," in The Liturgy of the Medieval Church (repr. 2004); The Gift of the Cross in the Liber Vitae, in Reading Medieval Images: The Art Historian and the Object, ed. E. Sears and T.K. Thomas (2002); Editing the Cloisters Cross, Gesta (2006); Modes of Seeing Margaret of Antioch at Fornovo di Taro, in The Four Modes of Seeing: Approaches to Medieval Imagery in Honor of Madeline Harrison Caviness, ed. E. S. Lane, E. Pastan, and E.M. Shortell (2008). Former editor of Gesta and Traditio; on the editorial board of TEAMS.

Current Projects: Antelamis Deposition in Parma Cathedral.

George W. Shea, Dept. of Classics, Professor Emeritus (PhD, Columbia ). | Latin poetry; Late Latin.

Selected Publications: The Poems of Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus (1997); The Iohannis of Flavius Cresconius Corippus(1998); Delia and Nemesis, The Elegies of Albius Tibullus (1998).

Current Projects: A commentary on the Iohannis of Corippus.

Affiliated Scholars

Marilyn Oliva
Marilyn Oliva spent several weeks last winter at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California looking for manuscripts that might help illuminate aspects of medieval English nuns daily lives. Three of the manuscripts she examined are the basis for the projects she is working on while an Affiliated Scholar at Fordham.

Caroline Smith Paul is an historian of the society and culture of the French nobility in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, with a particular interest in attitudes towards and experiences of crusading. The life and writings of John of Joinville are central to her research. Caroline studied history at the University of Cambridge, and completed a PhD in 2004 under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith. After teaching at St. Louis University (2005-2006), she was a Medieval Fellow at Fordham (2006-2007), during which year she worked on a study of Joinville’s ideas about aging and the elderly. That work will contribute to the larger project she is pursuing as an Affiliated Scholar of the Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham: a broader study of Joinville’s life and the world he lived in. Her publications (under the name Caroline Smith) include Crusading in the Age of Joinville (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006) and translations of ‘The Conquest of Constantinople’ by Geoffrey of Villehardouin and ‘The Life of Saint Louis’ by John of Joinville in Chronicles of the Crusades (London: Penguin, 2008). She is currently completing a chapter on ‘Louis IX and the Seventh Crusade’ for inclusion in a multi-volume history of the crusades to be published by Cambridge University Press.

Janine Peterson
Janine Larmon Peterson is an associate professor of history at Marist College in New York, USA. She received her BA and MA from Fordham University and her PhD from Indiana University in 2006. Her work focuses on gender, religious, and cultural history of Italy c. 1250-1500, and within these frameworks has also explored the medical traditions of the period. She has published articles on these topics in journals such as Past & Present, Viator, and Traditio. Her work has been supported by an NEH Summer Stipend and grants from the American Historical Association, the American Catholic Historical Association, and Notre Dame University. Janine has served on the awards committee of the Society for Italian Historical Studies and is serving her third term on the executive board of The Hagiography Society. She is currently completing a manuscript on The Struggle for Sainthood: The Papacy, Communities, and Contestation in Late Medieval Italy.