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Slate of Candidates for MAA Election 2016


Carmela Vircillo Franklin. Professor of Classics, Columbia University. B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D., Harvard University. Scholarly interests: Medieval Latin Literature; Translation during the Middle Ages (especially from Greek into Latin); Manuscript Studies and Textual Reception; Medieval Rome. Selected publications: “History and Rhetoric in the Liber Pontificalis of the Twelfth Century,” The Journal of Medieval Latin 23 (2013), 1-33; The Liber pontificalis of the Twelfth Century: from Schismatic Document to Renaissance Exemplar (monograph in progress); edition of the Latin text for the Monumenta Germaniae Historica (in progress); “The Reception of the Latin Life of St Giles in Anglo-Saxon England,” Anglo-Saxon England 42 (2013), 63-145; Material Restoration:  A Fragment from Eleventh-Century Echternach in a Nineteenth-Century Parisian Codex (UCLA Cursor Mundi 7; Brepols, 2009); The Latin Dossier of Anastasius the Persian: Hagiographic Translations and Transformations.  Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies. Studies and Texts 147 (Toronto, 2004). Professional activities: Director, American Academy in Rome, 2005-2010;Medieval Academy of America: Committee to Revise the By-Laws, 2010/11; Nominating Committee, Chair, 1988, Member, 1987; Fellow of the Medieval Academy; Scribe (Fellows), 2012-present; Trustee, Institute for Advanced Studies, 2011-2016; Trustee, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 2009-present; Member, Conseil d'Administration, FIDEM, 2015-  ; Member, Editorial Board, Traditio, 2007-2015; Member, Italy-US Fulbright Commission, 2005-10.



Margot E. Fassler. Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy, University of Notre Dame; Director, the Notre Dame Program in Sacred Music; Robert Tangeman Professor of Music History, Emeritus, Yale University. B.A., SUNY; M.A., Syracuse University; M.Phil., Cornell University; Ph.D., Cornell University. Scholarly interests: Music History; Liturgy; Visual Arts; Drama. Selected publications: Gothic Song (Cambridge, 1993; second edition, Notre Dame, 2011); The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages, ed. with Rebecca A. Baltzer (Oxford, 2000); The Virgin of Chartres (New Haven: Yale, 2010); Music in the Medieval West (New York: Norton, 2014). Professional activities: Winner of the Van Courtlandt Elliot Prize in 1986 for “Who Was Adam of St. Victor”; Winner of the John Nicholas Brown Prize for Gothic Song; Elected to the Council of the MAA; Member of the Search Committee that hired Rick Emmerson as Executive Director; Served on the MAA Fellows Nominating Committee and the Committee for the Brown Prize; on the Board of Speculum, 2103-present; Has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation; the ACLS (Digital Innovation Fellowship); Luce Foundation; The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; The Center for Theological Enquiry; Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007



David Wallace. Judith Rodin Professor of English & Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania. Ph.D. English, Cambridge University, 1983; BA English & Related Literature, York University, 1976. Scholarly interests: European literary history; Chaucer; Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch; women’s writings. Selected publications: Europe: a Literary History, 1348-1418, ed David Wallace, 2 vols (OUP, 2015); Strong Women: Life, Text, and Territory, 1347-1645 (OUP, 2011); Premodern Places. Calais to Surinam, Chaucer to Aphra Behn (Oxford: Blackwells, 2004); The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature, ed. David Wallace (CUP 1999). Professional activities and service: President, New Chaucer Society, 2004-6; Trustee 1992-6; nominations Committee 1986, 1988, 1992 (Chair). John Nicholas Brown Prize Committee, Medieval Academy of America, 1992-4; Chair of English, University of Pennsylvania, 2001-4; Interim Chair of Romance Languages, Penn, 2005-6;  Editorial Board, Richard Hakluyt, Principal Navigations, 14 vols, Oxford UP, 2014- ; Advisory Board, ELH, 2012- ; Advisory Board, Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark and the University of York, funded as a Danish Centre of Excellence 2012-18; Editorial Board, Interfaces, refereed online journal in 5 languages for CML; Chair, Lowell Prize Committee, Modern Language Association of America, 2002; Evaluator for National Humanities Center, 1989; final selection committee 1994 Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature Division; Executive Committee, Modern Language Association of America,1996-2000; Chair 1999; Chaucer Division Executive Committee, MLA, 1989-93; Chair 1992; Faculty Advisory Board, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997-2000; Faculty Advisory Board, University of Texas Press, 1990-91.


Rick Barton. Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ph.D. (1997): University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. (1990): University of California, Santa Barbara; B.A. (1988): Williams College. Scholarly interests: Cultural and Political History ca. 900-1200; History of France, 900-1200; Affective Power; Lordship; Diplomatic; Ecclesiastical History; Dispute Resolution; Narratives.  Selected publications: Lordship in the County of Maine, c.890-1160 (Boydell, 2004); “Making a Clamor to the Lord: Noise, Justice and Power in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century France,” in Feud, Violence and Practice: Essays in Medieval Studies in Honor of Stephen D. White, ed. B. Tuten and T. Billado. (Ashgate, 2010), 213-238; “Emotions and Power in Orderic Vitalis,” Anglo-Norman Studies 33 (2011): 41-59; “Hildebert de Lavardin, un administrateur avisé du diocèse du Mans (1096-1125),” in Autour de Lanfranc (1010-2010), eds. J. Barrow, F. Delivré, and V. Gazeau (Caen, 2015), 167-180. Professional activities and service: Birgit Baldwin Fellowship Committee (MAA); Charles Homer Haskins Society, councillor, executive secretary (2010-2014), and president (2014-).

María Bullón-Fernández. Professor and Chair, English Department, Seattle University.PhD, Medieval Studies, Cornell University, 1995; BA, English Language and Literature, University of Seville (Spain), 1988. Scholarly interests: Middle English Literature, History, and Culture; Medieval Spanish and Old French Literature, History, and Culture; Feminist and Literary Theory. Selected publications: Ed. and Introd., England and Iberia in the Middle Ages, 12th-15th Century: Cultural, Literary, and Political Exchanges. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007; Fathers and Daughters in Gower's “Confessio Amantis”: Authority, Family, State, and Writing. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2000; “Poverty, Property, and the Self in the Late Middle Ages: The Case of Chaucer’s Griselda,” Mediaevalia 35 (2015): 193-226; “Goods and the Good in the Confessio Amantis,” in John Gower in England and Iberia: Manuscripts, Influences, Reception, ed. Ana Saez Hidalgo and R.F. Yeager. Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2014. 183-92. Professional activities and service: Council Member, Medieval Academy of the Pacific, 2013-; Chair, Local Committee, 2012 PAMLA Conference, Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012; Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on “Intersections of Race and Gender: (Re)Imagining the Family,” Seattle University, April 12-14, 2007; Member, Program Committee and Local Arrangements Committee, Medieval Academy Conference, Seattle, April 1-3, 2004. 

Emily C. Francomano. Associate Professor, Georgetown University. PhD, Spanish, Columbia University; Cert. Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Columbia University; MA, Spanish, Columbia University; BA, Spanish and Philosophy, Oberlin College. Scholarly interests: Medieval Iberian Literatures; Manuscript Culture; Book History; Translation. Selected publications: “The Senses of Empire and Scents of Babylon in the Libro de Alexandre,” in Beyond Sight. Eds. Ryan Giles and Steven Wagschal. Toronto: Toronto UP, Forthcoming, 2016; “‘Taking the Gold out of Egypt’: Prostitution and the Economy of Salvation in the Vida de María Egipciaca,” Hispanic Review 82.4 (Autumn 2014): 397-420; Three Spanish Querelle Texts: Grisel and Mirabella, The Slander, and The Defense of Women Against Slanderers. A Bilingual Edition and Study. The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe. Toronto: Iter/Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2013; Wisdom and Her Lovers in Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic Literature. The New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Professional activities and service: Associate Editor, La corónica. A Journal of Medieval Iberian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; First Vice President, GEMELA (Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas [pre-1800]); Executive Committee Member, MLA Division of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, 2008-2013 (Chair 2010-2011); The Medieval Review Editorial Board 2010-2012; Toronto University Press Iberic Editorial Board 2010-present; Revista de Estudios Hispánicos Editorial Board, 2014-present.

Matthew Gabriele. Associate Professor of Medieval Studies, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech. B.A. (History), University of Delaware; Ph.D. (History) University of California, Berkeley. Scholarly interests: Religious and Intellectual History ca. 800-1200, Crusades and Religious Violence, Carolingians, Capetians, Exegesis, Historiography, Jewish-Christian Relations. Selected publications: An Empire of Memory: The Legend of Charlemagne, the Franks, and Jerusalem before the First Crusade (Oxford UP, 2011); The Legend of Charlemagne in the Middle Ages: Power, Faith, and Crusade, ed. Matthew Gabriele and Jace Stuckey (Palgrave, 2008); “The Last Carolingian Exegete: Pope Urban II, the Weight of Tradition, and Christian Reconquest,” Church History 81 (2012), 796-814; “Against the Enemies of Christ: The Role of Count Emicho in the Anti-Jewish Violence of the First Crusade,” in Christian Attitudes toward the Jews in the Middle Ages: A Casebook, ed. Michael Frassetto (Routledge, 2006), 61-82. Professional activities and service: Coordinator, Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Virginia Tech; Visiting Researcher, Religion und Politik Exzellenzcluster, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2010); Book Review Editor, TMR-L (2011-13); Conference Chair, 36th Annual Meeting of Southeastern Medieval Association (2010); Winner, Best First Book, from the Southeastern Medieval Association, for An Empire of Memory; Winner, Etienne Gilson Dissertation Grant from MAA (2005).

Matthew Giancarlo. Associate Professor of English, The University of Kentucky. A.B. Cornell University, 1991; M.A. Duke University, 1994; Ph.D. and M. Phil., Yale University, 1998. Scholarly interests: Medieval English Literature History of the English Language, Historiography of English Philology Literature, History, and Politics of the Middle Ages. Selected publications: “Mirror, Mirror: Princely Hermeneutics, Practical Constitutionalism, and the Genres of the English Fürstenspiegel,” Exemplaria 27 (2015).  “Mark Twain and the Critique of Philology,” ELH: English Literary History 78 (2011). Parliament and Literature in Late Medieval England. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature No. 64. Cambridge University Press, 2007.  “The Structure of Fate and the Devising of History in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 26 (2004). “Murder, Lies, and Storytelling: The Manipulation of Justice(s) in the English Parliaments of 1397 and 1399,” Speculum 77 (2002). Professional activities and service: Medieval Academy of America Member since 1996; Fellow, National Humanities Center, 2004-05; Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting, Programming Committee, 2013; Distinguished Faculty Service, U. Kentucky English Dept., 2013.

Sharon Kinoshita. Professor of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz. A. B. French Literature (with honors) and Linguistics (double major), UC Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley. Scholarly interests: Medieval French and Comparative Literature; Mediterranean Studies; Marco Polo; the Global Middle Ages. Selected publications: Medieval Boundaries: Rethinking Difference in Old French Literature (Pennsylvania, 2006);  Marie de France: A Critical Companion, co-author, with Peggy McCracken (Boydell & Brewer, 2012); A Companion to Mediterranean History, co-editor, with Peregrine Horden (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014); “Worlding Medieval French Literature,” in French Global: A New Approach to Literary History, ed. Susan Suleiman and Christie McDonald (Columbia, 2010), pp. 3-20. Professional activities and service: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute for University and College Professors, “Medieval Mediterranean Studies,” co-director with Brian Catlos (2008, 2010, 2012, 2015); University of California Multicampus Research Project Initiative in Mediterranean Studies, co-director with Brian Catlos (2010-2015). Executive Committee, Modern Language Association (MLA) Division in Medieval French Literature (2009-2014); Program Planning Committee, Medieval Academy of America Annual Conference, UCLA, 2014; Medieval Academy of America Program Committee for the Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo (2012-15).

Amy Livingstone. H.O. Hirt Professor of History, Wittenberg University. BA, MA and PhD from Michigan State University. Scholarly interests: My scholarly interests lay in medieval social history. I am particularly interested in aristocratic families and women. The focus of my research has been France in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Selected publications: Out of Love for My Kin: Aristocratic Family Life in the Lands of the Loire, 1000-1200, Cornell University Press, 2010; Writing Medieval Women’s Lives, co-editor with Charlotte Newman Goldy, Palgrave, 2012; “Climbing the Tree of Jesse: Aristocratic Marriage in the Lands of the Loire,” in Les stratégies matriomoniale, ed. Martin Aurell, Brill, 2013; “Aristocratic Women in the Chartrain” in Aristocratic Women in Medieval France, ed. by Theodore Evergates, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Professional activities and service: Offices/Positions held:  Co-Editor, Medieval Prosopography, Medieval Institute Publications, 2011-present; CARA representative for the Midwest Medieval History Conference, 2009-present; Editorial Board for Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques, 2005-present; Advisory and Editorial Board of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, 2001-2004; Local Arrangements Coordinator for the Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Medieval History Conference, Wittenberg University, September 22-23, 2000. President, Midwest Medieval History Conference, 1998-1999; Editorial Board for French Historical Studies, 1996-1999; Program Chair for the Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Medieval History Conference, St. Louis University, 1995-1996; Program Development:  Developed and directed a minor in Pre Modern and Ancient World Studies, Wittenberg University, Director of Pre Modern and Ancient World Studies, 2007-2010; 2013-2015; Developed and co-directed the Wittenberg in Paris summer program, 2005, 2008, 2012; Other Service:  Chair of History Department, Wittenberg University, 2004-2007; Interim Chair of History, 2011-2012; Article and Manuscript reviewer for several presses and journals; Outside evaluator for tenure and promotion cases.

Jerry Singerman. Senior Humanities Editor, University of Pennsylvania Press. BA, Wesleyan University; AM, PhD, Harvard University. Scholarly interests: My academic training and teaching were in medieval and early modern literature, with an emphasis on French and English. At Penn, I oversee lists in medieval and early modern studies  as well as history of the book, Jewish Studies, late antiquity, British and American literature, and the history and theory of landscape architecture. Selected publications: An unrevised version of my dissertation was published as Under Clouds of Poesy: Poetry and Truth in French and English Reworkings of the Aeneid, 1160-1513 (Garland, 1986). More recently (and in a rather different register), Myths of Love: Echoes of Ancient Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination, coauthored with Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer (Quill Driver, 2014). Professional activities and service: Recipient of the 2014 Kindrick-CARA Service Award of the Medieval Academy of America.  Press editor for the Middle Ages Series since 1989.  I am a frequent invited speaker on issues of academic publishing at colleges, universities,and scholarly conferences.  At Penn, I am co-convener, with Peter Stallybrass, of the weekly Workshop in the History of Material Texts.



Roland Betancourt. Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Irvine. BA, University of Miami BA, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Yale University; MPhil, Yale University; PhD, Yale University. Scholarly interests: Byzantine Visual Culture and Theology. Selected publications: Co-editor, Byzantium/Modernism: The Byzantine as Method in Modernity (Leiden: Brill, 2015); “Why Sight Is Not Touch: Reconsidering the Tactility of Sight in Byzantium,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 70 (December 2016); “Medieval Art after Duchamp: Hans Belting’s Likeness and Presence at 25,” Gesta 55:1 (April 2016); “The Thessaloniki Epitaphios: Notes on Use and Context,” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 55:2 (June 2015): 489-535. Professional activities and service: In addition to serving as a guest editor for several journals, I have also extensively served as a panel chair at various conferences and professional meetings. My experience includes the organization of the “Byzantium/Modernism” conference at Yale in April 2012. This three-day symposium received widespread international attention with over 340 registered attendees and 40 speakers from across the globe, and its proceedings have resulted in an edited volume. Notably, I served as a volunteer for the local organization and overseeing of the Medieval Academy of America’s 2010 meeting. These various projects have also been supplemented by local service at my institution, including the roles of undergraduate adviser, academic adviser to one of our student groups, a member of several departmental committees, and spearheading, designing, and implementing a new introductory survey course for undergraduates.

Joyce Coleman. Rudolph C. Bambas Professor of Medieval English Literature & Culture, University of Oklahoma. B.A., Barnard College; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh. Scholarly interests: Late medieval literary reception, performance, and patronage; the “iconography of the book”. Selected publications: The Social Life of Illumination: Manuscripts, Images, and Communities in the Late Middle Ages, co-edited with Kathryn A. Smith and Mark Cruse (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013). “Where Chaucer Got His Pulpit: Audience and Intervisuality in the Troilus and Criseyde Frontispiece,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 32 (2010): 103-28. “Strange Rhyme: Prosody and Nationhood in Robert Mannyng’s Story of England,” Speculum 78 (2003): 1214-38. Public Reading and the Reading Public in Late Medieval England and France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996). Professional activities and service: Director, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Oklahoma, 2013-present; Member, Schallek Fellowship and Award Committee, Medieval Academy of America, 2012-16; Member, New Chaucer Society Nominating Committee, 2013-14; Evaluator of grant proposals for the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, et al.; Regional delegate, Modern Language Association, 2003-5.

Sean L. Field. Professor of History, University of Vermont. Ph.D. Northwestern University; M.A. Northwestern University; A. B. University of Michigan. Scholarly interests: Capetian France, Female Franciscans, Inquisitors and Heretics, Saints and Hagiography. Selected publications: Isabelle de France, soeur de Saint Louis. Une princesse mineure (Paris: Éditions franciscaines, 2014), with Jacques Dalarun, Jean-Baptiste Lebigue, and Anne-Françoise Leurquin-Labie; The Sanctity of Louis IX:  Early Lives of Saint Louis by Geoffrey of Beaulieu and William of Chartres (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014), with Larry F. Field and M. Cecilia Gaposchkin; The Beguine, the Angel, and the Inquisitor:  The Trials of Marguerite Porete and Guiard of Cressonessart (Notre Dame, IN:  University of Notre Dame Press, 2012); Isabelle of France: Capetian Sanctity and Franciscan Identity in the Thirteenth Century (Notre Dame, IN:  University of Notre Dame Press, 2006). Professional activities and service:  AHA Program Committee, Medieval Academy of America (2014-); Steering Committee, New England Medieval History Conference (2008-2012); Koren Prize Committee, Society for French Historical Studies, (2014-); Research Committee, American Society for Church History (2013-); Program Committee, American Society for Church History (2012). 

Fiona Griffiths. Professor, Stanford University. PhD, Cambridge University; BA, University of Toronto. Scholarly interests: Church History, Gender, Monasticism, Intellectual History. Selected publications: The Garden of Delights: Reform and Renaissance for Women in the Twelfth Century, The Middle Ages Series (The University of Pennsylvania Press: 2007).  Partners in Spirit: Men, Women, and Religious Life in Germany, 1100-1500, ed. Fiona J. Griffiths and Julie Hotchin (Brepols: 2014).  “Women and Reform in the Central Middle Ages,” in Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe, ed. Judith M. Bennett and Ruth Mazo Karras (Oxford: 2013), 447-463.  “The Cross and the Cura monialium: Robert of Arbrissel, John the Evangelist, and the Pastoral Care of Women in the Age of Reform,” Speculum 83 (2008), 303-330.  Professional activities and service: Advisory Board, The Medieval Review (2012-present); Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, NYU (2010-2013); Editorial Board, The Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures.





































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