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Good News / Member Accomplishments

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Book Publications:

Christopher M. Berard published:

Arthurianism in Early Plantagenet England from Henry II to Edward I. Boydell & Brewer, 2019.

Stephanie Cain Van D'Elden published:

Tristan and Isolde: Medieval Illustrations of the Verse Romances. Brepols, 2016. 

Samuel N. Rosenberg published:

ROBERT THE DEVIL, The First Modern English Translation of Robert le Diable. Penn State UP, 2018. 

David W. Burchmore 


The History of the Kings of Britain: The First Variant Version. Harvard University Press, 2019.  

Nicole Clifton, Ivana Djordjevic, and Judith Weiss published their translation:

Waldef. Amsterdam University Press, in partnership with ARC Humanities Press, 2019. 

Kevin J. Harty 

published the edited collection:

Medieval Women on Film: Essays on Gender, Cinema and History. McFarland, 2020.

Kristin Burr and Adrian P. Tudor published the edited collection:

Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature: The Other Within. University Press of Florida, 2019.

Georgia Henley and Joshua Byron Smith published the edited collection to which many members contributed: 

A Companion to Geoffrey of Monmouth. Brill's Companions to European History Book 22. Brill,  2020. 

Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand published:

Medieval Literature on Display. Heritage and Culture in Modern Germany. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. 



Ann F. Howey published:

Afterlives of the Lady of Shalott and Elaine of Astolat. Palgrave MacMilllan, 2020. 

Annegret Oehme's book is forthcoming:

Knight Without Boundaries. Yiddish and German Arthurian Wigalois Adaptations. Brill, 2021 (in the series: Explorations in Medieval Culture). 



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Other Member News:


Dr. Daniel Pike successfully defended his dissertation in the Department of English, Arizona State University-Tempe, on April 12, 2022: “Learning to Die Like a Knight: The Ars Moriendi in Late-Medieval English Arthurian Literature.” Congratulations!


S. P. Cooper (currently at Oakland Community College in Auburn Hills, Michigan) has been offered, and has accepted, a postdoctoral research fellowship in the James Madison program at Princeton University for 2022-23. Congratulations!

Usha Vishnuvajjala is starting a new job as an assistant professor of British literature at SUNY New Paltz in August 2022! Congratulations!

The edited collection Women's Friendship in Medieval Literature, which she co-edited with Karma Lochrie will be out in July from Ohio State Press, and it'll be open access.Congratulations! 

David Clark was promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations!


Melissa Ridely Elmes was promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations! 


Ann Howey was promoted to full professor. Congratulations! 


Adrian McClure was awarded a 2021-22 Solmsen fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complete his book project, Haunted by Heresy: The Perlesvaus, Medieval Antisemitism, and the Albigensian Crusade.

Kathy Cawsey is the recipient of the Dalhousie FASS Teaching Award. Congratulations!

Thomas H. Croft  received a grant from the William C. Mullen Memorial Fund (Bard College) to support his research on the Auchinleck 'Sir Tristrem'. Congratulations & Happy researching!

David F. Johnson received a Fulbright Scholar award to spend six months in Leuven, Belgium, working on Jacob van Maerlant and the Matter of Britain. Enjoy your Fulbright!

Karen Cherewatuk has been named the Marie M. Meyer Distinguished Chair at St. Olaf College. Congratulations!

Christopher Jensen has accepted an Assistant Professor (TT) position at Albany State University in Albany, GA. Congratulations!

Margaret Sheble is completing her term as the 2020-2021 Helen Ann Mins Robbins Fellow at the University of Rochester and just launched a digital exhibit for the Robbins Medieval Library titled “Reclaiming the Death of a Beautiful Woman: Female Voices Adapting the Lady of Shalott.” The exhibit explores the overlooked women artists and writers behind the Lady of Shalott story and considers feminist themes that still resonate in contemporary renditions. Follow Robbins social media to learn about some exciting upcoming digital programs.  

Link to the exhibit: 

Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Taylor, who defended her dissertation on April 16, 2021!

Fiona Tolhurst was promoted to Full Professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2021


Lindy Brady has accepted a new position at University College Dublin in History. As she writes: "I've switched from a literature department to a history department, which is the direction my work has been going in." Congratulations Lindy and good luck on the other side of the Pond!

Karen Cherewatuk has been named the Marie Malmin Meyer professor at St. Olaf College. Congratulations!

Nicole Clifton's promotion to full professor was approved. Congratulations! 

Kevin J. Harty married Rick Tempone on 2/15/2020. Many happy wishes!

Evelyn Meyer begins a three-year term as Associate Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Saint Louis University in August 2020! Congratulations and good luck!

Carl Sell successfully defensed his dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Sell!

Margaret Sheble is the recipient of the Helen Ann Mins Robbins Fellowship in Medieval Studies for the 2020-2021 academic year for her dissertation project “Arthurian Women and the Autonomy of Suicide." Congratulations!

Fiona Tolhurst begins a three-year term as Chair of Language and Literature at Florida Gulf Coast University in August 2020! Congratulations & good luck!


Nicole Clifton has been asked by her department to apply for full professor. Congratulations!

Sarah Rude’s job at Fairmont State University has been converted into a tenure-track position. Congratulations!

Susanne Samples has an endowed professorship. Congratulations!

Monica L. Wright has taken over as editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles  & she was promoted to full professor. Congratulations!

Kristin Burr was promoted to full professor. Congratulations!

Photo credits: The Battle Between Arnault de Lorraine and His Wife Lydia (Excerpt), written 1463 - 1465; illuminated 1467 - 1472, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig XIII 6, leaf 11. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

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