Jamie K. Taylor

Mary E. Garret Alumnae Professor and Chair of Literatures in English
Jamie K. Taylor headshot

Contact

Phone 610-526-5314
Location English House 213

Department/Subdepartment

Education

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder.
B.A., Stanford University.

Areas of Focus

Medieval British literature and culture; medieval legal procedure; critical and cultural theory

Biography

Jamie Taylor (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) specializes in the literature and culture of medieval England, with teaching and research interests in medieval law, documentary culture, and cross-cultural literary and cultural exchanges (particularly Anglo-Iberian). Her first book, Fictions of Evidence: Witnessing, Literature, and Community in Late Medieval England (Ohio State, 2013) examines legal and theological forms of testimony. She is currently researching the ways medieval English writers deployed "Spain" as a geopolitical heuristic.