Catherine Sanok

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Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies

Department of English Language and Literature University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Office Location(s): 4221 Angell Hall
Phone: 734.769.6769
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  • Fields of Study
    • Medieval English literature and culture
  • About

    Catherine Sanok is an Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies. Her research interests center on late medieval English literary and religious culture. Her first book, Her Life Historical: Exemplarity and Female Saints’ Lives in Late Medieval England (forthcoming from the University of Pennslyvania Press), explores religious narrative as an important forum for medieval women’s thinking about their place in history and as a significant impetus to women’s new visibility in late medieval literary culture. She has also published essays on gender, genre, cultural difference, and civic performance in journals including Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, New Medieval Literatures, and Modern Language Quarterly. She is currently at work on a new book about the place of gender in emerging discourses of national community in the late Middle Ages and in the reception of these discourses after the Reformation.