My Books:

coverThe Medieval New: Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.






Sovereign Fantasies: Arthurian Romance and the Making of Britain. Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.





(with Alexander M. Doty†) The Witch and the Hysteric: medieval monstrosity in Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan. New York: punctum press, 2014.




(with MichPocomoveselle Warren), eds. Postcolonial Moves, Medieval Through Modern New York: Palgrave Press, 2003.








Journal Special Issues:

with Karma Lochrie, eds. “Medieval and Early Modern Utopias,” Special Issue. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Fall, 2006.

Exemplaria Special Issue, “Thing Theory and the Premodern Object,” 22.2 (2010).

with Noah Guynn, eds., Special Double Issue. Surface, Symptom, and the Future of Critique, Exemplaria: Medieval/ Early Modern/ Theory 25.2-3 (May 2014)

Journal Articles:

“Dissention in the Ranks,” postmedieval online Forum: Dissent, December 2012. postmedieval: a journal in medieval cultural studies, 3. 2 (2012).

*“Chaucer’s Haunted Aesthetics: Trauma and Mimesis in Troilus and Criseyde,” College English, 72.3 (January, 2010), 226-247.

*“Little Nothings: The Squire’s Tale and the Ambition of Gadgets,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 31 (2009), 53-80.

“Critic Provocateur,” Blackwell’s Literature Compass, 6.6 (2009): 1094-1108.

“The Pleasures of Arthur,” Arthuriana, 17.4 (2007), 96-100.

*“Making all things New: Past, Progress, and the Promise of Utopia.” Introduction to the Special Issue on “Medieval and Early Modern Utopias,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. (Fall, 2006), 479-492.

*“Pastoral Histories: Conquest, Utopia, and the Wife of Bath’s Tale,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 44.1 (2002), 34-46.

*“‘In Contrayez Straunge’: Colonial Relations, British Identity and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,New Medieval Literatures, 4 (2001), 61-93.

*“Masculine Military Unions: Rivalry and Brotherhood in the Avowing of King Arthur,” Arthuriana, 6, 4 (Winter, 1996): 25-44.

Book Chapters

*“Untimely Travel: Living and Dying in Connie Willis’ Doomsday Book,” invited essay for Kears & Paz, eds., Medieval Science Fiction (Boydell and Brewer, forthcoming)

*“Amorous Scholastics: The Guilty Pleasures of the ME Floris and Blauncheflour,” Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations. Lavezzo and Henschell, eds. Lantham, MD & New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011. 51-70.

*“Amorous Dispossessions: Truth, Desire, and the Poet’s Dead Body,” The Post-Historical Middle Ages, Eds. Scala, Elizabeth and Sylvia Federico, The New Middle Ages Series. New York: Palgrave Press, 2009. 6-40.

*“Losing French: Translation, Nation, and Caxton’s English Statutes,” in Caxton’s Trace, ed. William Kuskin. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006. 275-298.

*“Contrapuntal Histories,” Postcolonial Moves: Medieval Through Modern, eds. Ingham and Warren. New York: Palgrave Press, 2003. 47-70.

*with Michelle Warren, “Introduction: Postcolonial Modernity and the Rest of History,” Postcolonial Moves: Medieval Through Modern, eds. Ingham and Warren. New York: Palgrave Press, 2003. 1-15.

*with Alexander Doty, “The Evil / Medieval: Gender, Sexuality, and Miscegenation in Val Tourner’s Cat People” in BAD: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen, ed. Murray Pomerance. New York: SUNY Press, 2003. 225-237.

*“From Kinship to Kingship: Gender, Mourning, and Anglo-Saxon Community,” in Grief and Gender, 700-1700, eds. Lynne Dickson Bruckner and Jennifer Vaught. New York: Palgrave Press, 2003.

*“Marking Time: ‘Branwen, Daughter of Llyr’ and the Colonial Refrain,” The Post-Colonial Middle Ages, ed. Jeffrey J. Cohen. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000, 225-46.

*“Homosociality and Creative Masculinity in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale,” Masculinities in Chaucer, ed. Peter G. Beidler, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 1998, 23-35

Essays in Guides to Teaching and/or Criticism

“Chaucerian Translations: Postcolonial Approaches to Teaching the Canterbury Tales,” in Peter Travis and Frank Grady, eds. MLA Approaches to Teaching the Canterbury Tales, 2nd edition. (New York: Modern Language Association, 2014), 149-155.

*“Discipline and Romance,” Critical Contexts: Middle English Literature. Routledge Critical Contexts Series. Crocker and Smith, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2014), 276-282.

*”Psychoanalytic Criticism.” Chaucer: An Oxford Guide, ed. Steve Ellis, Oxford UP, 2005, 463-478.

Encyclopedia, Blog, or Newsletter Entries

Why Chaucer Now? New Chaucer Society Blog, (, May 29, 2015.

“Theoretical Approaches to Medieval Literature,” The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, 2010.



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