Eastern Michigan University
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Christine Neufeld


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MA, Queens University (1996)
PhD, 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 and Gender studies


LITR 200: Literature by Literature Lovers

LITR 201: Science Fiction

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

Recent Publications and Presentations

Articles :

“'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. (Forthcoming)

“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.” Historicum.net

“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-ongoing)

This is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes in Fall and Spring.