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Profile: Catherine Sanok

Title: Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., UCLA  1999

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Medieval literature; women's textual traditions; religious narrative and culture.

Secondary Interests

Medieval historicism and representations of the classical past


Her Life Historical: Exemplarity and Female Saints' Lives in Late Medieval England. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
“English Saints in Alabaster and Aureate Verse” forthcoming in Art and Devotion in 
Medieval England, ed. Jessica Brantley, Stephen Perkinson, and Elizabeth Teviotdale, Medieval Institute Publications, WMU Press. 
“Calendar Time in Ballad Form,” forthcoming in Literature and Sanctity. Ed. Anke 
Bernau and Eva von Contzen. Manchester University Press.
“John of Bridlington: Mitred Prior and Model of the Mixed Life,” in Religious Men and Masculine Identity in the Middle Ages. Ed.Pat Cullum and Katherine Lewis. Boydell and Brewer, 2013. 

“Saints’ Lives and the Literary after Arundel,” in After Arundel. Ed. Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh. Brepols, 2012. 469-86. 

"Forms of Community in the South English Legendary," in Rethinking the South English Legendary, ed. Heather Blurton and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne. Manchester University Press, 2012.
"Good King Henry and the Genealogy of Shakespeare's First History Plays," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 40.1, 2010.
“Women and Literature,” Blackwell Concise Companion to Middle English Literature. Ed. Marilyn Corrie. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009.
 “The Lives of Women Saints of Our Countrie of England: Gender and Nationalism in Recusant Hagiography,” Catholic Culture in Early Modern England. Ed. Ronald Corthell, Frances Dolan, Christopher Highley, and Arthur Marotti. University of Notre Dame Press, 2007.
“Almoravides at Thebes: Islam and European Identity in the Roman de Thèbes,” Modern Language Quarterly 64.3 (2003): 277-98.
 “The Geography of Genre in the Physician’s Tale and Pearl,” New Medieval Literatures 5 (2002): 177-201.
“Performing Feminine Sanctity in Late Medieval England: Parish Guilds, Saints’ Plays, and the Second Nun’s Tale,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 32.2 (2002): 269-303.
“Reading Hagiographically: Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women and its Feminine Audience,” Exemplaria 13 (2001): 323-54.
“Criseyde, Cassandre and the Thebaid: Women and the Theban Subtext of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 20 (1998): 41-71. 

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