Essays and Articles
"Invisible in Oxford: Medieval Anglo-Jewry in Modern British History," Shofar:An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies (Spring 2008).
�Invisible in Oxford: The �Public Face� of Medieval Jewish History in Modern England.� Engage 3 www.engageonline.org.uk/journal (October 2006).
�The Siege of Jerusalem and Recuperative Readings." In Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance, ed. Nicola F. McDonald, University of Manchester Press, 2004.
�The Siege of Jerusalem and Augustinian Historians,� rev. and rpt. from Chaucer Review. In Chaucer and the Jews, ed. Sheila Delany, Routledge Press, 2002.
�Artful Lines and True: Building Female Community in Christine de Pizan�s Book of the City of Ladies.� Forthcoming in Art and Truth, ed. Noah Charney, Syracuse University Press, 2007.
�Multi-Cultural Kempe: Margery as Jew, or Binary Role-Play in (Auto)- Hagiography.� Under consideration at Medieval Encounters.
"Socially Marginal, Culturally Central: Representing Jews in Medieval English Literature." Exemplaria 12.2 (2000): 293-326. Invited and refereed. Selected to represent the issue on Exemplaria's Website.
"The Hermeneutics of Supersession: The Revision of the Jews from the B to the C-Text in Langland's Piers Plowman." The Yearbook of Langland Studies 10(1996): 43-87.
"The Siege of Jerusalem and Augustinian Historians: Writing about Jews in Fourteenth Century England." The Chaucer Review 29(1995): 227-48.
"'ﬁat on . . . ﬂat oﬂer': Rhetorical Descriptio and Morgan la Fay in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." Pacific Coast Philology 23(1988): 60-66.
The Judaic Other in Dante, the Gawain Poet, and Chaucer, Catherine S. Cox, University Press of Florida, 2005. The Medieval Review, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. www.hti.umich.edu/t/tmr/ (Fall 2006).
The Artless Jew: Medieval and Modern Affirmations and Denials of the Visual, Kalman P. Bland, Princeton University Press, 2000. The Medieval Review, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. www.hti.umich.edu/t/tmr/ (Spring 2002).
Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews, Miri Rubin, Yale University Press, 1999. Criticism 42, No. 2 (Spring 2000).
The Footsteps of Israel: Understanding Jews in Anglo-Saxon England, Andrew P. Scheil, University of Michigan Press, 2004. Forthcoming in the Association for Jewish Studies Review, 2006.
Medieval Encyclopedia Entries
(Facts on File Medieval Encyclopedia, 2005)
- The Alliterative Morte Arthur
- William of Palerne
- The Siege of Jerusalem
- Eric and Enide
- Ywain and Gawain
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- Margery Kempe
- Christine de Pizan
Reader/Referee for Exemplaria, Chaucer Review, Studies in the Age of Chaucer.
�Tomorrow, Ice Skating,� Animus 13 (Summer/Fall 2004).
�Into the Light,� Off the Coast, (September 2004).
�Concerto for Strings,� �Supper at Emmaus,� BlackWater Review (2002)
"White,� Appalachia (December 2001)
"Wonder," "Essentials," Northeast, Series VI, Number 7 (January 2001)
"Lingua Franca," "Night Vision," Animus, 4(Autumn 2000)
Big Bang of Bards, CD of Portland Poets (released June 2000)
"The Way of the World," The Comstock Review Vol. 14, no.1 (May 2000)
"Public Acts," American Poets and Poetry (May-June 2000)
"Winter-Sight," "Kiting," "Erosion Control," Animus, 3 (Spring 2000)
"Field Stone," The Larcom Review, no. 2 (Winter 1999-2000)
"A Small Nurture," Potpourri, Vol.11, no.4 (Winter 1999)
"Resurrection at Traitor's Gate," Potato Eyes, no. 20-21 (Fall 1999/Winter 2000)
"Footprints in Snow," Puckerbrush Review, XVIII, i (Summer/Fall 1999)
"Ethiopia, 1965," reprinted in ABBEY (July 1999)
"Bad Daddies," Clark Street Review, no. 5 (May 1999)
"A Thin Kind of Blue," American Poets and Poetry, vol. 3, no. 5 (May-June 1999)
"Wind-Master"; "Ethiopia, 1965." The Caf� Review 10 (Spring 1999)
Oak Street Theatre (1999, 2000, 2001) Maine Arts Festival (2000, 2001) Portland Cultural Centre (2002)
A Small Nurture
for Peter Harris and Lisa Rosen
The dog died
And I have no children.
I bring cookies to the seminar
And garner the scorn of female colleagues--
Do you think the guys do this?
I don't know
But what I really mean
Is I don't care what the guys do
I have inconvenient responses
To what life gives me or withholds.
Easily become my children
And each May's loss
A keen, wailful good-bye.
There is a disease
Where the body becomes
Hyper-aware of its own processes,
And in this heightened state
Every heart-beat, and pulse, and nerve
Fractures the balance of sanity.
I used to think I could feel
Every birth and death and fall
Of every body.
Overcome, I would fixate on one moment:
Right now there is a woman dying in India
A child falling
Another woman giving painful birth
A man being shot
Another whose heart has stopped . . .
And this would go on
Until I crawled outside myself.
Does every body do this?
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
"The Liminal Natural World and the Social Body in Arthurian Literature." To be presented at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England, July 2008.
�Tikkun Olam: Public History and Public Memory in Interfaith Understanding.� Presented at Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England, June 2007. Invited.
�Nature and the Social Body in the Arthurian Tradition.� Presented at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI., May 2007.
�Invisible in Oxford: History, Memory, and Medieval Anglo-Jewry in Modern England.� Colby Hillel Family Weekend Brunch, October 8, 2006.
�Invisible in Oxford: The �Public� Face of Medieval Anglo-Jewish History in Modern England.� Presented at the New England Medieval Conference, September 16, 2006, Bates College, Maine.
�Nature and the Arthurian Tradition.� Presented at the Humboldt Research Institute, Steuben, Maine, August 2006. Invited.
�Invisible in Oxford: Medieval Anglo-Jewish History in Modern England.� Presented at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI., May 2006.
�Invisible in Oxford: The �Public Face� of Medieval Anglo-Jewish History in Modern England.� Presented at the Western Jewish Studies Conference, Long Beach, CA., March 2006.
�Chaucer and Cosmology: Cosmic Humanism in Chaucerian Narratives.� Colby Alumni College, July 24-27, 2005.
�Multi-Cultural Kempe: Margery as Jew, or Binary Role-Play in (Auto)-Hagiography.� Presented at the Medieval Academy of America Conference, Miami, Florida, March 2005.
�Kempe as Jew, or Binary Self-Fashioning in (Auto)-Hagiography.� Presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2004.
�The Church, the Holocaust, and Anti-Semitism: Reflections on The Passion of the Christ.� Annual Berger Lecture. Presenter and Discussant, April 2004.
Guest Lecture at Dartmouth College. Departments of English and Jewish Studies. January 2003.
�The Exemplary Jew, the Badge of Shame, and the Problem of Representation in Middle English Narrative.� Presented at the Twenty-Second Medieval Forum, Plymouth State College, New Hampshire, April 2001.
"The Siege of Jerusalem and Recuperative Readings." Presented at the 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2000. Invited.
"Cities under Siege: Staging Ethnicity in Jerusalem and York Narratives." Presented at the Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, December 1998.
"Feminized Kingship/Feminized Rule: Exemplary Romance and the Appropriation of Maternal Metaphors." Presented at the New England Medieval Conference, Portland, Maine, October 1998.
"The Exemplary Jew, the Badge of Shame, and the Problem of Representation in Middle English Literature." Presented at the 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 1998.
"Maternal Embrace/Political Union: The Gendered Construction of Exemplary Rule in Havelok and William of Palerne." Presented at the Mid-America Medieval Association, Lawrence, Kansas, February 1998.
"Erotic Embrace/Political Union: The Gendered Construction of Exemplary Rule in Havelok and William of Palerne." Presented to the Colby's Women's Studies Colloquium, April 17, 1997.
"The Hermeneutics of Medieval Anti-Judaisms." Presented at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Tempe, Arizona, February 1996.
"Erotic Embrace/Political Union: Exemplary Rule in Havelok and William of Palerne." Presented at the Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference, San Diego, California, March 1996.
"The Siege of Jerusalem and Augustinian Historians: Writing about Jews in Fourteenth Century England." Presented at the New Chaucer Society International Congress, Seattle, Washington, 1992.
�Reading Jews in The Siege of Jerusalem.� Presented at Berkeley Medieval Colloquium, University of California at Berkeley, 1991.
"Chaucer's Knight's Tale: 'the toils endured for Mars.'" Presented at the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast conference, Portland, Oregon, 1988.
"The Rhetorical Revision of the Jews from the B to the C-Text in Langland's Piers Plowman." Presented at the Medieval Association of the Midwest, Cleveland, Ohio, 1988.
"ﬁat on . . . ﬂat oﬂer': Rhetorical Descriptio and Morgan la Fay in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." Presented at the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast Conference, Davis, California, 1987.