Kathleen Coyne Kelly

Professor; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research areas and interests

Medieval literature; medievalism, film (“movie medievalism”); Ecocriticism, environmental history

Teaching interests

Medieval literature (Chaucer, romance, literature and culture, literature and film); world literatures to 1500; contemporary British novel; nature writing and Ecocriticism

Selected Publications

In medieval studies

  • Allegorica, Arthuriana, Assays, Exemplaria, Parergon, and Studies in Philology
  • Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (co-edited with Marina Leslie)
  • Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages (Routledge)
  • Various book chapters

In movie medievalism

  • Queer Movie Medievalisms (co-ed. with Tison Pugh)
  • Exemplaria, Arthuriana
  • Various book chapters

In progress

  • “Lost and Invented Ecologies”

Papers presented

  • “After Something: Lost and Invented Ecologies,” BABEL I 2010
  • “Lost Geographies and The Awntyrs off Arthure,” MLA 2011
  • “The Broken Road,” the first novel in a post-apocalyptic, ecotopic, polymorphously-perverse cyberpunk trilogy