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Skidmore College
English Department

Kate GreenspanKate Greenspan

Associate Professor

B.A., Skidmore College
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Graduate work: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany (Medieval Studies)

Office: Palamountain 324
Phone: (518) 580-5167

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Chaucer
  • Medieval Drama
  • History of the English Language and Imagination
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Orality, Aurality and Literacy in the Middle Ages

Courses Taught:

  • SSP 100: The Nature of Comedy
  • SSP 100: The Debate About Women in the Middle Ages
  • EN 105: The Beast Within: Animals and Humans in the Middle Ages
  • EN 110: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN 229: Introduction to Medieval Literature
  • EN 229: History of the English Language and Imagination
  • EN 229: The Medieval Lyric
  • EN 341: Medieval Drama
  • EN 341: Medieval Romance
  • EN 342: Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
  • EN 342: Chaucer and the Classical World


Selected Publications:

  • "Englishing the Saints in Robert Mannyng's Handlyng Synne," in Sanctity as Literature in Late Medieval Britain, ed. E. von Contzen and A. Bernau (Manchester: Manchester UP), 2014.
  • "Autohagiography," in Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia, ed. M. Schaus, Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages, Vol. 12, (New York: Routledge), 2006.
  • "Lessens for the Priest, Lessons for the People: Robert Mannyng of Brunne's Audiences for Handlyng Synne." West Virginia University Press, February 2005, pp. 209-221.  Electronic form: Project MUSE, John Hopkins University Press.
  • "Heresy, Martyrdom and the Miraculous in the Legend of St. Eulalie," in Miracles and the Miraculous in Medieval Germanic and Latin Literature--Germania Latina V, ed. K.E. Olsen, A. Harbus and T. Hofstra, Medievalia Groningeniana New Series 6 (Leuven: Peeters), 2004.
  • So Rich a Tapestry: Essays in the Sister Arts and Cultural Studies, ed. Ann Hurley and Kate Greenspan (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP), 1995.