Department of English
College of Liberal Arts
- Investigating the impact of medieval romance and devotional literature on early modern and modern ideas of race.
- Exploring the role of physiognomy, the science of discerning character from physical traits, in the formation and maintenance of religious identity in late medieval literature and culture.
- Examining the relationship between notions of religious identity and proto-racial identity in late medieval literature and culture.
- Exploring doctrine of Christian conversion as a means of articulating communal borders and exploring communal interaction in late medieval literature and culture.