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Cynthia A. Rogers

Visiting Assistant Professor

Address: 309B Morrill Hall


PhD Indiana University


Areas of Interest & Expertise
  • Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Lyric poetry

  • Early Drama

  • Nature of Women Debate

  • Game of Love

Recent Courses Taught
  • ENGL 4600 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Spring 2022

  • ENGL 3123 H(onors) Mythology, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022

  • ENGL 2543 British Literature Survey I, Spring 2019, Spring 2022

  • ENGL 2413 H(onors) Medievalisms (taught as Explorations in Literature), Fall 2020, Fall 2021

  • ENGL 2413 Explorations in Literature, Spring 2019, Fall 2019

  • ENGL 1313 H(onors) Battle of the Sexes: Critical Analysis and Writing, Fall 2019, Fall 2021

  • ENGL 1213 Composition II, Spring 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2021, Fall 2021

  • ENGL 1113 Composition I,  Fall 2018, Fall 2020

Selected Publications
  • "Outcast Lyrics: Medieval Reading vs Modern Editing Practices." in Negotiating Boundaries in Medieval Literature and Culture: Essays on Language, Difference, and Reading Practices in Honor of Thomas Hahn. De Gruyter. 2021.

  • “A Series of Unfortunate Events: Collation Errors in Hoccleve’s Letter of Cupid.” Notes & Queries. June, 2020.

  • “The Findern Manuscript (CUL Ff.1.6).” Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press. (Feb, 2018).

  • “Buried in an Hert: French Poetics and the Ends of Genre in Chaucer’s ‘The Complaint Unto Pity.’” The Chaucer Review 51, no. 2 (2016): 187-208.

Selected Conference Presentations
  • "Signs of Book-borrowing and Text Transmission in Late-Medieval Derbyshire." Early Book Society, online, 2021.

  •  “Assembling Arguments: The Collecting and Repurposing of Texts for the Late-medieval Nature of Women Debate.” Making the English Book Conference, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, October 2017. (Invited Lecture).

  • “Letting Gower Teach the Game of Love.” International Congress of the John Gower Society, Durham, England, 2017.

  •  “Sowing the ‘Seed of Conpleynte’: Surveying the Manuscript Contexts for Middle English Querelle des Femmes Texts.” Early Book Society Conference, Durham, England, 2017.

  •  “Querelle over and in the Findern MS (CUL MS Ff.1.6): An Analysis of Women's Names and Female Voices within the Manuscript.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2016.

Awards and Recognition
  • New Chaucer Society Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2016/17 ($50,000)

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship: "Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," 2016 ($3,300)

  • Schallek Award Recipient, Medieval Academy of America, 2013 ($2,000)

Curent Research

Book under contract: Playing the Game of Love: Intertextuality in the Findern Manuscript. New Century Chaucer Series, University of Wales.

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