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English Faculty — Lauren Kiefer

Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, Cornell University (1993)
  • B.A., Stanford University
 

Teaching Areas

  • Middle English
  • Medieval literature
  • Classical myth

Research Areas

  • Middle English literature, esp. Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower
  • Influence of classical authors, esp. Ovid, on medieval literature

Recent Publications

  • "Selections from Confessio Amantis," chap. 3 of Medieval Literature for Children, ed. Daniel Kline (New York: Routledge, 2003), 45-61.
  • "War Romanticized: The Evolution of the Chivalric Ideal," in War and Its Uses: Conflict and Creativity, ed. Bruce A. Butterfield and Jurgen Kleist, Plattsburgh Studies in the Humanities 6 (New York: Peter Lang, 1999) 1-36.
  • "'A Good War Spoiled,' Part Two: Troy in the Late Middle Ages," in The Spoils of War: The Bright and Bitter Fruits of Human Conflict, ed. Bruce A. Butterfield and Jurgen Kleist, Plattsburgh Studies in the Humanities 5 (New York: Peter Lang, 1997) 13-39.
  • "My Family First: Draft-Dodging Parents in the Confessio Amantis," in Children and Family in the Middle Ages, Essays in Medieval Studies 12 (Chicago: Illinois Medieval Association, 1996) 55-68.
  • Numerous conference papers on Ovid's influence on medieval literature.

Resources

Faculty Website

Contact Lauren Kiefer

Office: Champlain Valley Hall 210
Phone: (518) 564-2417
Fax: (518) 564-2140
Email: kieferlk@plattsburgh.edu