Christine Neufeld

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English Language and Literature

613C Pray-Harrold


[email protected]


  • MA, Queens University (1996)
  • Ph.D., McGill University (2001)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia (2001–2003)

Interests and Expertise

  • Chaucer
  • Arthuriana
  • Oral traditions and theories of orality and literacy
  • Sound theory
  • History of emotion
  • Magic in/and literature
  • Women's history, gender studies, and feminist theory


  • LITR 200 Literature by Literature Lovers
  • LITR 201 Science Fiction
  • LITR 203 (Mis)Fits: Disability and Literature
  • ENGL 300W Writing About Literature
  • LITR 312 Survey of Medieval Literature
  • LITR 411 Epic and Romance
  • LITR 413 Major Authors- Chaucer
  • LITR 480 Literature and Culture Special Topics
    • The Battle of the Sexes
    • Metamorphosis, Mutation and Monstrosity: The Limits of the Human
  • LITR 510 Critical Practices in Literary Studies
  • LITR 512 Studies in Middle English
  • LITR 530 Studies in Chaucer

Publications and Presentations



  • "'Lovely Filth': Monty Python and the Matter of the Grail," in The Grail in Film. Ed. Kevin J. Harty. MacFarland Press, 2013.
  • "A Dwarf in King Arthur's Court: Crip Theory Gets Medieval." Arthuriana
  • "Always Accessorize: In Defense of Scholarly Cointise," in Style: An Atelier. Eds. Ann Clark Bartlett and Eileen Joy. New York: Punctum Books, 2013.
  • "Magic and the Occult in Medieval Literature."
  • "Unmasking the Leper King: The Spectral Jew in Kingdom of Heaven." Year's Work in Medievalism 22 (2008): 81–96.
  • Co–editor. Special Issue of The Journal of Narrative Theory: "Premodern to Modern Humanisms: The BABEL Working Group." 37.2 (Summer 2007).
  • "The Reckoning: Law and Order on a Medieval Stage." Publications of the Midwest Modern Language Association 40.1 (Spring 2007): 1–10.
  • "Lyly's Chimerical Vision: Witchcraft in Endymion." Forum for Modern Language Studies 43 (2007): 351–369. Reprinted in:
    • John Lyly. (University Wits Series) Ed. Ruth Linney. London: Ashgate, 2011.
    • Literature Criticism From 1400–1800. Ed. Larry Trudeau. Michigan: Gale Cengage, 2011.
  • "Hermeneutic Perversions: Ralph of Coggeshall's Witch of Rheims." Philological Quarterly 85.1 (2006): 1–24.
  • "Coconuts in Camelot: Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the Arthurian Literature Course." Florilegium 19 (2002): 127–147.
  • "Speakerly Women and Scribal Men." Oral Tradition 14.2 (1999): 420–429.
  • Managing editor. The Once and Future Classroom: A Journal for Teaching Medieval Studies in the K–12 Classroom. A TEAMS publication. (2006–2014) 


  • Literature, Language Literature and Writing

Selected Professional Service

  • Faculty Senate Representative for Department of English Language and Literature