Scholarship

As a medievalist, my work focuses on thirteenth and fourteenth century texts in context and their relationship to the pre-Conquest period in England and the Viking Age, with particular emphasis on the the intertextual motifs of social justice and law. My specialties and areas of interest range from Old English/Middle English Language and Literature, Old Norse Literature, Old/Middle Irish Literature, Middle Welsh Literature, Old French Fabliaux, Chaucer, Hagiography, Feminist/Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Justice, Violence and Obscenity in Medieval Literature, Medieval Romance, Monstrosity, Medieval Medicine and Law, J.R.R. Tolkien, Medievalism, Early Biblical Texts, Codicology, Paleography, Manuscript Transmission, and History of the English Language.

Over the course of my academic career, I have focused on the legends of women saints and the impact of hagiography on medieval society, including the use and depictions of torture in medieval literature. My book Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature (2012) challenges modern misconceptions about torture and brutality through detailed literary and cultural analysis, and explains the implications of this analysis in understanding medieval literature and culture. I have edited collected volumes on various aspects of medieval punishment and violence, and I recently collaborated with Prof. Kelly DeVries on a volume about wounds and wound repair in the Middle Ages. My conference papers range from the study of torture to the history and provenance of Middle English English manuscripts; from gender and transgression in the Old French fabliaux to rethinking religious syncretism in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. I have published articles in Traditio, Arthuriana, Florilegium, The Medieval Feminist Forum,and the Journal of the Early Book Society.

Linguistic Skills

Medieval: Old English, Middle English, Old French, Old Norse/Icelandic, Old Irish, Middle Irish, Latin, Middle Welsh, and History of the English Language
Modern: French (5 years), Spanish (2 years), Japanese (2 years), Russian (1 semester)

Research/Teaching Interests

Old English/Middle English Language and Literature, Old Norse/Icelandic Literature, Celtic Literature, Old French Fabliaux, Chaucer, Hagiography, Feminist/Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Social Justice and Law, Violence and Obscenity in Medieval Literature, Medieval Romance, Monstrosity, Medieval Medicine and Law, J.R.R. Tolkien, Medievalism, Early Biblical Texts, Codicology, Paleography, Manuscript Transmission, and History of the English Language.

Publications

Books: Monographs, Editions, and Edited Volumes

Monographs
  • Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature: Negotiations of National Identity (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2012; Re-released in paperback, e-book and Kindle, 2015) Amazon.com
    Review: An ugly subject, but one that needs to be treated thoroughly and comprehensively, with a discreet wit and no excessive relish. These needs are richly satisfied in Larissa Tracy’s bold and important book. DEREK PEARSALL, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University.
    Review: “The contexts of Tracy’s thoughtful, wide-ranging discussion are three: modern debates about ‘official’ torture; belief that medieval culture was zealously committed to inflicting horrific pain; and scholarly studies that present medieval torture as complexly significant but underemphasize how opposed medieval writers were to the judicial and quasi-judicial torments they often describe. Within this scope, Tracy … effectively dispels the view that such scenes indicate approval or epitomize ‘medieval’ tastes for violence. … Tracy convincingly points to a persistent ‘literary resistance’ to unjust uses of pain for power. Summing Up: Highly recommended.” ANDREW GALLOWAY, Cornell University, for Choice (2012)
    Review: “[Tracy’s] central argument about the ideological place of torture is original and subtle—especially in the paradoxical context of the increase in torture that coincided precisely with the period in which Europe was redefining its ‘renaissance’ present against its ‘medieval’ past. Tracy’s argument that literary depictions tell us more about the fears and fantasies of medieval culture than they do its social norms is an important point. … Tracy’s insights regarding writers’ (often specious) rejections of torture as belonging to an alienated past, a pagan oppressor or a foreign enemy, serve as a timely rejoinder to the ways in which we do exactly the same, in labelling as ‘medieval’ the brutality that characterizes societies and governments now just as it did then.” JOANNA BELLIS, Pembroke College, Cambridge, for The Review of English Studies (2012)
    Review: “This book deftly traces both the history and historiography of medieval torture, provides a solid theoretical foundation for the study that follows, and explores the possible multiplicity of responses to depictions of torture in the Middle Ages. Its wealth of detail and breadth of coverage ensure that it has the potential to become one of the seminal studies in the field.” FRANCES MCCORMACK, NUI Galway, for Óenach (2012)
    Review: “Tracy’s in-depth study historicizes torture, demonstrating that, as a rare topos of medieval literature, it predominantly articulated a distrust and rejection of violent judicial practices. Whatever its impact on modern-day detractors of medieval civilization may be, this argument should become part of medievalists’ further reflection on the place and meaning of cruelty in the Middle Ages.” BRIGITTE M. BEDOS-REZAK, New York University, for Speculum 90.2 (April 2015)
  • England’s Medieval Literary Heroes: Law, Literature, and National Identity (planned submission to Oxford University Press).
Editions
  • Women of the Gilte Legende : A Selection of Middle English Saints’ Lives. The Library of Medieval Women, (London: D.S. Brewer, 2003). Paperback (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2012) Amazon.com
    Review: (The author) is to be commended for her effort to make these important and interesting legends accessible to a wider audience. ANGLIA
Edited Collections
  • Treason: Medieval and Early Modern Adultery, Betrayal and Shame, ed. Larissa Tracy (Leiden: Brill, 2019).
  • Medieval and Early Modern Murder, ed. Larissa Tracy (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2018) Amazon.com
    Review:“In Medieval and Early Modern Murder, Larissa Tracy gathers an impressive collection of nineteen essays plus introductory and concluding articles to examine murder through ‘law, literature, punishments, justifications, and prohibitions’ (8). …  It is especially useful for its pan-European approach, as several themes and similarities are immediately apparent, such as the importance of reputation, and provides much thought for ways to expand each topic, from state-sponsored murder in other countries to how literature reflected laws or perceived deficits in the law.” VALERIE SCHUTTE, Independent Scholar, for The Medieval Review (2019)

    Review: “Medieval and early modern Europe is a large space and a long time. Murder is a complex and multi-faceted theme: it can be approached from many directions and disciplines, whether the evolution of the law and jurisprudence, the analysis of actual trials and punishments, the representation of murder in literature and the visual arts, or theological discussion of biblical examples. So, it is a brave (and welcome) act to edit a volume dedicated to that theme in that space and time.” TREVOR DEAN, University of Roehampton, for English Studies (2019)
  • Flaying in the Premodern World: Practice and Representation, ed. Larissa Tracy (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2017) Amazon.com
    Review: 
    “This handsomely produced book consists of a substantial editor’s introduction, fourteen chapters and an epilogue, most accompanied by illustrative material. … This book will find its way onto the shelves of those interested in pre-modern violence and how it was represented in text and art, but it will probably be mined for specific chapters rather than read as a whole, and ultimately it is a matter of opinion how convincing the individual readings are.” PATRICIA SKINNER, Swansea University, for The English Historical Review (2018)
  • Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture, ed. Larissa Tracy and Kelly DeVries (Leiden: Brill, 2015) Amazon.com
  • Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages, ed. Larissa Tracy (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2013). Amazon.com
    Review:
    “Anyone interested in the multiple premodern meanings of castration will enjoy this morbidly fascinating collection; it deserves the attention of all who work on ancient, medieval or early modern masculinities. CARL PHELPSTEAD Cardiff University, for The Review of English Studies (2014).

    Review: “Overall I highly recommend Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages. I look forward to assigning articles from this excellent collection in courses on the Roman Empire and the Viking Age, for example. This volume has much to offer to both the casual reader intrigued by such a provocative subject and especially historians and literary scholars interested in gender, sexuality, and ancient and medieval attitudes toward the body and what it meant to be–or not to be–a real man.” ANDREW MILLER, DePaul University, for The Medieval Review (2014)
  • Heads Will Roll: Decapitation in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination (Medieval and Renaissance Authors), edited by Larissa Tracy and Jeff Massey (Leiden Brill, 2012) Amazon.com
    Review: “Of course, no anthology can be exhaustive in its subject matter, but Heads Will Roll does the next best thing: it invites a broad range of scholars to enter the dialogue and continue this grim but fascinating conversation.” MAUREEN WARREN, Northwestern University for Sixteenth Century Journal (2013)
    Review: “These historical heads, and the sharp questions they pose, are ultimately subordinated to the literary motif of the severed head — admittedly the editors’ main focus. Nonetheless, it is an invaluable and illuminating collection that will make surprisingly relevant reading for a very wide range of scholars working in the medieval and early modern field. I know I will be returning to it again, long after it has moved from bedside locker to bookshelf.” JANE GROGAN, University College Dublin, for Óenach (2013)

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Journal Articles
  • Larissa Tracy. “Chaucer’s Pardoner: The Medieval Culture of Cross-Dressing and Problems of Religious Authority,” Medieval Feminist Forum 54.2(2019): 64–108.
  • Larissa Tracy. “Arthur, Richard I, Charlemagne and the Auchinleck Manuscript: Constructing English National Identity in Early Middle English,” Early Middle English (EME) 1.1 (2019): 83–89.
  • Larissa Tracy, “The Genesis of Academic Editing: Applying the Process to Critical Editions, Journals, and Volumes,” Textual Cultures 9.2 (2015): 46–51.
  • Larissa Tracy, “Wounded Bodies: Kingship, National Identity, and Illegitimate Torture in the English Arthurian Tradition.” Arthurian Literature 32 (2015): 1–29.
  • Larissa Tracy, “‘For Our dere Ladyes sake’: Bringing the Outlaw in from the Forest—Robin Hood, Marian, and Normative National Identity.” Explorations in Renaissance Culture (EIRC) 38 (Summer & Winter 2012): 35–66. Winner of the Fields Award for Best Essay (2012).
  • Larissa Tracy, “The Middle English Life of Saint Dorothy in Trinity College, Dublin MS 319: Origins, parallels, and its relationship to Osbern Bokenham’s Legendys of Hooly Wummen,Traditio 62 (2007): 259–284.
  • Larissa Tracy, “A Knight of God or the Goddess?: Rethinking Religious Syncretism in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.Arthuriana 17.3 (Fall 2007): 31–55.
  • Larissa Tracy, “The Comic Uses of Torture and Violence in the Fabliaux: When Comedy Crosses the Line.” Florilegium 23.2 (2006): 143–68.
  • Larissa Tracy, “Torture Narrative: The Imposition of Medieval Method on Early Christian Texts.” Journal of the Early Book Society 7 (2004): 33–50.
  • Larissa Tracy, “British Library MS Harley 630: John Lydgate and St. Albans.” Journal of the Early Book Society 3 (2000): 36–58.
Book Chapters
  • Larissa Tracy. “Peace Weaving and Gold Giving: Anglo-Saxon Queenship in Havelok the Dane,” in Remembering the Present: Generative Uses of England’s Pre-Conquest Past, ed. Brian O’Camb and Jay Paul Gates, 168–194 (Leiden: Brill, 2019).
  • Larissa Tracy. “The Shame Game, from Guinevere to Cersei: Adultery, Treason and Betrayal,” in Treason: Medieval and Early Modern Adultery, Betrayal and Shame, ed. Larissa Tracy, 371–397 (Leiden: Brill, 2019).
  • Larissa Tracy, “Wounds and Wound Repair: The Medieval Literary Surgeon in Text and Cultural Tradition,” in Medizin und Militär—Soldiers and Surgeons: Beiträge zur Wundversorgung und Verwundetenfürsorge im Altertum, Akten des IV. internationalen Kolloquiums, 17–19 September in Hainburg a. d. Donau, Archäologischer Park Carnuntum [The Proceedings of the International Symposium on Soldiers and Surgeons from Antiquity through the Crusades 17–19 September in Hainburg ad Donau, Archeological Park Carnuntum] ed. R. Breitwieser, F. Humer, E. Pollhammer, R. Arnott (Hrsg.), Neue Forschungen 15, 130–5 (St. Pölten, 2018).
  • Larissa Tracy, “‘Mordre wol out’: Murder and Justice in Chaucer,” in Medieval and Early Modern Murder: Legal, Literary and Historical Contexts, ed. Larissa Tracy, 115–36 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2018).
  • Larissa Tracy, “Face Off: Flaying and Identity in Medieval Romance,” in Flaying in the Premodern World: Practice and Representation, ed. Larissa Tracy, 322–48 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2017).
  • Larissa Tracy, “‘Into the hede, throw the helme and creste’: Head Wounds and a Question of Kingship in the Stanzaic Morte Arthur,” in Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture, ed. Larissa Tracy and Kelly DeVries, 496–518 (Leiden: Brill, 2015). Finalist for the International Arthurian Society (North American Branch) James Randall Leader Essay Prize (2015).
  • Larissa Tracy, “‘Al defouleden is holie bodi’: Castration, the Sexualization of Torture and Anxieties of Identity in the South English Legendary,” in Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages, ed. Larissa Tracy, 87–107 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2013).
  • Larissa Tracy, “‘So he smote of hir hede by myssefortune’: The Real Price of the Beheading Game in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Malory,” in Heads Will Roll: Decapitation in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination, ed. Larissa Tracy and Jeff Massey, 207–231 (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
  • Larissa Tracy, “Castration,” in The Companion to Sexuality in the Medieval West (Leeds, UK: ARC Humanities, forthcoming 2019).
  • Larissa Tracy, “Charlemagne, King Arthur and Contested National Identity in ‘English’ Romances,” in Cross-Cultural Charlemagne: Envisioning Empire in Medieval Europe, ed. Jace Stuckey (Leiden: Brill, under review).
  • Larissa Tracy, “Sympathizing with the Werewolf’s Wife: The Dynamics of Trust, Betrayal, and Bestiality in Bisclavret,” in Animal Husbandry: Medieval and Early Modern Bestiality, ed. Jacqueline Stuhmiller (Leiden: Brill, in progress).
Non-Peer-Reviewed Articles
Translations
  • Beowulf (lines 1216–30), in Beowulf By All, ed. Elaine Treharne (2018). (Old English to modern English) https://texttechnologies.stanford.edu/publications/beowulf-all
  • Saga of the Volsungs (chapters 8, 13–15, 18–20), in Primary Sources on Monsters: Demonstrare, Vol. 2, ed. Asa Simon Mittman (Leeds, UK: ARC Humanities Press, 2018). (Old Norse to modern English)
  • Táin Bó Cúailnge (pp. 76–8, 141–58), in Primary Sources on Monsters: Demonstrare, Vol. 2, ed. Asa Simon Mittman (Leeds, UK: ARC Humanities Press, 2018). (Old Irish to modern English)

Reviews

  • Salisbury, Eve. Chaucer and the Child. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017. pp. xiii + 279. The English Historical Review. (Dec. 2018). https://academic.oup.com/ehr/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ehr/cey354/5229943?guestAccessKey=8166f335-a233-4627-97f4-9c647169e9eb
  • Bellis, Joanna and Laura Slater, eds. Representing War and Violence 1250–1600. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2016. Pp. 218. Left History 21.1.
  • Dresvina, Juliana. A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. 325 + 24 color plates. The Journal of British Studies 56.3 (July 2017): 632–33.
  • Decker, John R. and Mitzi Kirkland-Ives, eds. Death, Torture and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300–1650, Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. Pp. 264. The Sixteenth Century Journal 47.2 (Summer 2016): 449–51.
  • Beecher, Donald, Travis DeCook, Andrew Wallace, and Grant Williams, eds. Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern English Literature. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. Pp. 315. The Sixteenth Century Journal 47.2 (Summer 2016): 527–9.
  • Marchant, Alicia. The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr in Medieval English Chronicles by Woodbridge: York Medieval Press, 2014. Pp. 273. The Sixteenth Century Journal 47.1 (Spring 2016): 278–80.
  • Kirkham, Anne and Cordelia Warr, eds. Wounds in the Middle Ages. The History of Medicine in Context. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. Pp. 254. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 28 (2015): 407–9.
  • Hundahl, Kerstin, Lars Kjær, and Niels Lund, eds. Denmark and Europe in the Middle Ages, c. 1000–1525: Essays in Honour of Professor Michael H. Gelting. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. Pp. 292. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 28 (2015): 399–401.
  • Brett, Martin and David A. Woodman, eds. The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past, edited by Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. Pp. 423. Eolas 9 (2016): 91–4.
  • Miller, William Ian, ‘Why is Your Axe Bloody?’ A Reading of Njáls Saga. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xx, 334. Speculum 91.1 (Jan. 2016):1–2.
  • Santing, Catrien, Barbara Baert, and Anita Traninger. Disembodied Heads in Medieval and Early Modern Culture. Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 28. Leiden: Brill, 2013. Pp. 311. Renaissance Quarterly 67.3 (Fall 2014): 1059–60.
  • Sigur∂sson, Jón Vi∂ar and Timothy Bolton, eds. Celtic-Norse Relationships in the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages 800–1200. Leiden: Brill, 2014, pp. 223. Eolas: Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies 8 (2015): 161–63.
  • Dwyer, Finbar. Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome: Life in Medieval Ireland. Dublin: New Island, 2013, pp. 226. Eolas: Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies 8 (2015): 147–49
  • Roach, Andrew P. and James R. Simpson, eds. Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013, pp. 484. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 27 (2014): 206–9.
  • Mittman, Asa Simon, ed. with Peter J. Dendle. The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012, pp. 558. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 27 (2014): 234–6.
  • Barber, Richard. Edward III and the Triumph of England. London: Allen Lane, 2013. Pp. 650. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 27 (2014): 403–5. 
  • Lewis, Katherine J. Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England. London: Routledge, 2013. Pp. 284. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 27 (2014): 435–7.
  • Turner, Wendy J. and Sarah M. Butler, eds. Medicine and Law in the Middle Ages. Medieval Law and its Practice 17. Leiden: Brill, 2014, pp. 378. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 27 (2014): 477–9.
  • Fletcher, Alan J., The Presence of Medieval English Literature: Studies at the Interface of History, Author, and Text in a Selection of Middle English Literary Landmarks. (Cursor Mundi 14.) Turnhout: Brepols, 2012. Pp. x, 304. Speculum 89.1 (January 2014).
  • Dubin, Nathaniel E., trans. The Fabliaux: A New Verse Translation. New York: Liveright Publishing, 2013. Pp. 982. Textual Cultures 8.1 (2013): 119-121.
  • Yeager, R.F. and Toshiyuki Takamiya, eds. The Medieval Python: The Purposive and Provocative Work of Terry Jones. The New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. Pp. 265. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 26 (2013): 331-3.
  • Vallerani, Massimo. Medieval Public Justice. Trans. Sarah Rubin Blanshei. Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Canon Law, 9. Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012. Pp. 380. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 26 (2013): 321–3.
  • Walter, Katie L., ed. Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture. The New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, pp. 225. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 26 (2013): 325–7.
  • Flannery, Mary C. and Katie Walter, eds. The Culture of Inquisition in Medieval England. Westfield Medieval Studies 4. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2013. Pp. 194. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 26 (2013): 422­–4.
  • Wisnovsky, Robert, Faith Wallis, Jamie C. Fumo, and Carlos Fraenkel, eds. Vehicles of Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Textual Culture. Cursor Mundi. Turnhout: Brepols, 2011. Pp. 433. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 26 (2013): 329–31.
  • Terry-Fritsch, Allie and Erin Felicia Labbie, eds. Beholding Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Visual Culture in Early Modernity. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. Pp. 269. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 26 (2013): 399–401.
  • Oosterwijk, Sophie and Stephanie Knöll, eds., Mixed Metaphors: The Danse Macabre in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2011. Pp. 449. The Medieval Journal 3.2 (2013): 12–14.
  • McGowan-Doyle, Valerie. The Book of Howth: Elizabethan Conquest and the Old English. Togher, Cork: Cork University Press, 2011. 206 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 44.2 (Summer 2013): 506–7.
  • Mitchell, Stephen A. Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2011, pp. 368. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 25 (2012): 255–257.
  • van Dussen, Michael. From England to Bohemia: Heresy and Communication in the Later Middle Ages. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012. Pp. 217. Mediaevistik: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Research 25 (2012): 562–564.
  • Minnis, Alastair. Fallible Authors: Chaucer’s Pardoner and Wife of Bath. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008, 510 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 43.3 (Winter 2012): 918–919.
  • Boeckl, Christine M. Images of Leprosy: Disease, Religion, and Politics in European Art. Early Modern Studies 7. Kirksville, Mo.: Truman State University Press, 2011. 234 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 43.3 (Winter 2012): 902–904.
  • Biller, Peter, Caterina Bruschi and Shelagh Sneddon, eds. Inquisitors and Heretics in Thirteenth-Century Languedoc: Edition and Translation of Toulouse Inquisition Depositions 1273-1282. Studies in the History of Christian Traditions 147. Leiden: Brill, 2011. 1088 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 43.2 (Summer 2012).
  • Briggs, Charles F. The Body Broken: Medieval Europe 1300-1520. London and New York: Routledge, 2011. 350 pages. Oenach Reviews: The Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI), 4.1 (Summer 2012): 15–20. http://oenach.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/oenach-reviews-4-1-2012/
  • Monson, Craig A. Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of Music, Magic, Art and Arson in the Convents of Italy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. 241 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 43.1 (Spring 2012): 287–8.
  • Minnis, Alastair and Rosalynn Voaden, eds. Medieval Holy Women in the Christian Tradition c. 1100–1500. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2010. 748 pages. Medieval Feminist Forum, Journal of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, 47. 1 (2011): Available at: http://ir.uiowa.edu/mff/vol47/iss1/9.
  • Finan, Thomas, ed. Medieval Lough Cé: History, Archaeology and Landscape. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010. 185 pages. Oenach Reviews: The Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI), 3.2 (Fall 2011): 35–41.
  • Duffy, Seán, ed. Medieval Dublin X. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010. 326 pages. Oenach Reviews: The Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI), 3.2 (Fall 2011): 28–34.
  • Manning, Patricia W. Voicing Dissent in Seventeenth-Century Spain: Inquisition, Social Criticism and Theology in the Case of El Criticón. Leiden: Brill. 2009. 323 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 42. 3 (Fall 2011).
  • Conrad O’Briain, Helen and Julie Anne Stevens, eds. The Ghost Story from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2010. 288 pages. Oenach Reviews: The Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI), 3.1 (Summer 2011): 37–42.
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  • McCormack, Frances. Chaucer and the Culture of Dissent: The Lollard Context and Subtext of the Parson’s Tale. Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press 2007. 250 pages. Eolas: Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies, Vol. 4 (2010): 124-7.
  • Oakley-Brown, Liz and Louise J. Wilkinson, eds. The Rituals and Rhetoric of Queenship: Medieval to Early Modern. Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press. 2009. 287 pages. Eolas: Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies, Vol. 4 (2010): 130-3.
  • Finke, Laurie A. and Martin B. Shichtman. Cinematic Illuminations: The Middle Ages on Film. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 445 pages. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (ZAA). A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, 58.4 (2010): 400-403.
  • Saunders, Clare Broome. Women Writers and Nineteenth-Century Medievalism. Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters. Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 230 pages. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (ZAA). A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, 58.4 (2010): 400-403.
  • Preston-Matto, Lahney, trans. and ed., Aislinge Meic Conglinne: The Vision of Mac Conglinne. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2010. Oenach Reviews, The Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI), 2.2 (Winter 2010): 11–13. http://oenach.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/oenach-reviews-2-2-2010/
  • Herron, Thomas and Michael Potterton, eds. Ireland in the Renaissance c. 1540–1660. Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press, 2007, 384 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 41.2 (Summer 2010).
  • Williamson, Arthur H. Apocalypse Then: Prophecy & the Making of the Modern World. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2008. 353 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 41.1 (Spring 2010).
  • Cotts, John D. The Clerical Dilemma: Peter of Blois & Literate Culture in the Twelfth Century. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2009. 320 pages. Oenach Reviews: The Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI), 2.1 (2010), http://oenach.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/oenach-reviews-2-1-2010/.
  • MacCotter, Paul. Medieval Ireland: Territorial, Political and Economic Divisions. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008, 320 pages. Oenach Reviews: The Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI) 1.1 (2009), http://oenach.wordpress.com/2008/09/14/oenach-reviews-11/.
  • Valante, Mary A.  The Vikings in Ireland: Settlement, Trade and Urbanization.  Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008, 216 pages. Oenach Reviews: The Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI), 1.1 (2009), http://oenach.wordpress.com/2008/09/14/oenach-reviews-11/.
  • Cheney, Patrick, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2004. 301 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 40.3 (Fall 2009): 885-65.
  • Freeman, Thomas S. and Thomas F. Mayer, eds. Martyrs and Martyrdom in England, c. 1400–1700. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press. 2007. 239 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 39.4 (Winter 2008).
  • Winstead, Karen A.  John Capgrave’s Fifiteenth Century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. 223 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 39.3 (Fall 2008).
  • Anderson, Thomas P. Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton. Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited. 2006. 225 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 39.1 (Spring 2008).
  • LoPrete, Kimberly A.  Adela of Blois: Countess and Lord (c. 1067–1137). Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press. 2007. 663 pages. Eolas: Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies, Vol. 2 (2007).
  • Fulton, Helen, ed. Medieval Celtic Literature and Society. Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press, 2005. 304 pages. Eolas: Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies, Vol. 2 (2007).
  • Owens, Margaret E. Stages of Dismemberment: The Fragmented Body in Late Medieval and Early Modern Drama. Newark: University of Delaware Press. 2005. 332 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 38.1 (Spring 2007).
  • Williams, Deanne. The French Fetish From Chaucer to Shakespeare. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 283 pages. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 37.4 (Winter 2006).
  • Williams, Gareth and Paul Bibire, eds. Sagas, Saints, and Settlements. Leiden: Brill, 2004,158 pages, for The Sixteenth Century Journal: The Journal of Early Modern Studies, 37.1 (Spring 2006). 
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