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).
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.