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Mary E Blockley

Professor, Department of English |
512-471-8362 |
PAR 320

Education: Ph.D., 1984, Yale University

Interests: Language and Linguistics, Renaissance Literature, Old English language and literature, History of the English language, Medieval manuscripts, Germanic philology

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Joan Holladay

Professor, Department of Art & Art History |
512-232-2546 |
DFA 2.128

Education: PhD., Brown University

Interests: Gothic Art in France and Germany

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Guy P. Raffa

Professor of Italian Studies |
512-232-5492 |
HRH 3.104A

Education: PhD, Indiana University

Interests: Dante Studies, Italian Literature and Culture, Public Scholarship, Digital Humanities

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Elizabeth Scala

Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor, Department of English; Graduate Advisor for Medieval Studies; Director English Honors Program |
471-8375 |
CAL 316

Education: Ph.D., 1994, Harvard University

Interests: Chaucer; the history of Chaucer studies; the textual environments of medieval literature.

Jeffrey Chipps Smith

Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, Department of Art & Art History

Education: PhD, Columbia University

Interests: Northern European art, c. 1400-1700

Denise A. Spellberg

Professor, Department of History, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, and Department of Religious Studies |
512-475-7202 |
GAR 3.208

Education: Ph.D., 1989, Columbia University

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Marjorie Curry Woods

Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor |
471-8383 |
Calhoun 301

Education: Ph.D., U. of Toronto

Interests: Latin palaeography, medieval literature; medieval and renaissance rhetoric and pedagogy; composition exercises in the premodern classroom; modern use of premodern compostion exercises

Associate Professors

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Daniel Birkholz

Associate Professor, Department of English |
512-471-8807 |
PAR 225

Education: Ph.D., 1999, University of Minnesota

Interests: Middle English literature (especially lyric); Anglo-Norman literature (especially fabliau); geography, travel writing, and the history of cartography; medieval manuscript culture (miscellanies especially); Viking literature and culture; biography and biographical theory; popular medievalism; digital humanities; pedagogy

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Alison K. Frazier

Associate Professor, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Dpeartment of French and Italian |
512-475-6375 |
GAR 2.109

Education: Ph.D., 1997, Columbia University

Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Europe, especially intellectual history, religion, hagiography, biblical exegesis, manuscripts and printing

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Michael P Harney

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese |
512-471-4936 |
BEN 3.148

Education: Ph.D.-Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Medieval and Renaissance Spanish Literature, Comparative literature, literary theory, cultural theory.

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Stephennie Mulder

Associate Professor, Department of Art & Art History and Department of Middle Eastern Studies |
512 471 5851

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Luisa Nardini

Associate Professor of Musicology, Butler School of Music |
512 232 2069 |
MBE 3.602

Interests: musicology with a special interest in the late developments of Gregorian chant, tropes, prosulas, medieval music theory, music and visual arts, manuscript studies

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Martha G. Newman

Associate Professor, Department of History and Department of Religious Studies

Education: Ph.D., 1988, Stanford University

Interests: medieval Christian monasticism, especially monastic miracle collections, monastic attitudes toward women and the poor, and religious conceptions of labor

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Na'ama Pat-El

Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies and Department of Linguistics |
232-8292 |
WMB 5.144

Education: Ph.D., 2008, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Semitic Philology), Harvard University

Interests: Comparative Semitic Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax, Languages in Contact, Linguistic Methodology

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Madeline Sutherland-Meier

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese |
512-232-4513 |
BEN 4.134

Education: Ph.D.-Spanish Literature, University of California, San Diego

Interests: The Romancero, Medieval, Golden Age and eighteenth-century literature, the Spanish periodical press, disability studies

Assistant Professors

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Michael Pesenson

Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies |
512 232 9132 |
BUR 464

Education: Ph.D, Yale University

Senior Lecturers

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Ann Johns

Distinguised Senior Lecturer, Department of Art & Art History |
512 471 1936 |
DFA 2.520

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Art and architecture of late Medieval Siena, Medieval monastic art in Italy, the development of landscape painting in the early Renaissance.

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Sandra B Straubhaar

Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Germanic Studies |
512 232 6365 |
BUR 316

Education: Ph.D. in German Studies and Humanities, Stanford University

Interests: Medieval northern Europe; early Germanic languages; Old Norse poetry; traditional and composed verse; medieval mysticism in England, Germany and Scandinavia; medievalism in current popular culture (Anglophone, Germanophone and Nordic)

Professors Emeriti

Rebecca Baltzer

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., Boston University

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Thomas M Cable

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., 1969, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Poetry and Poetics, History of the English Language, Rhythms and Rhetoric of English Poetry

Ernest Kaulbach

Professor Emeritus, Department of English

Education: PhD, Cornell University

William W. Kibler

Professor Emeritus |
512-471-5531 |
HRH 3.108C

Education: PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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John Kolsti

Professor Emeritus |
512-471-3607 |
CAL 415

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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John M Weinstock

Professor |
512-232-6369 |
BUR 354

Education: PhD, Indo-European Linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Interests: Norse and Scandinavian Literature

James Wimsatt

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., 1964, Duke University