Jamie K. Taylor

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


Phone 610-526-5314
Location English House 213
On Leave
semester I



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


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.