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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
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Bryn Thompson, Administrative Assistant

Jamie Taylor

JTaylor Jamie Taylor's (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) specializes in the literature and culture of medieval English, with teaching and research interests in medieval law, documentary culture, and cross-cultural literacy and cultural exchanges (particularly Anglo-Iberian). Her first book project, Fictions of Evidence:   Witnessing, Literature, and Community in Late Medieval England (Ohio State, 2013) examines legal and theological rhetoric that was used to construct, explore, and challenge the ethical and moral responsibilities of various communities. Her work has appeared in Exemplaria, Mediaevalia, and English Language Notes, and in several edited collections. She is currently researching the ways medieval English writers deployed "Spain" as a geopolitical and aesthetic space through which to construct a vernacular culture that could compete with the Continent.

Courses Taught:

The Canterbury Tales
Vile Bodies in Medieval Literature
Travel and Transgression
Introduction to Medieval Drama
Troilus and Criseyde
Piers Plowman
Women and the Law in Middle Ages
Medieval Race
The Literature of Dissent