Faculty & Staff
Associate Teaching Professor of English, Director of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program
B.A., Northwestern University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Stephanie L. Batkie holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A. in Comparative Literary Studies) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. in English, Certificate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies). Her work focuses on the late medieval period, and she has published on literature written in Middle English, Medieval Latin, and Anglo-Norman.
Her current book project, entitled John Gower and the Sound of Politics, finds in the sound of Gower’s poetry an exploration of the relationship between the speaking subject and the political subject. It offers Gower’s vox as a counterargument to current critical assumptions about subjectivity and political agency in the medieval period, and about political writing as a form of activism across historical divides. In addition, she has published on Langland, on medieval political complaint lyrics, and is also a co-editor and co-translator of an edition and translation of John Gower’s Vox Clamantis, forthcoming from TEAMS Medieval Publications. She can be found online at: www.scriptureveteris.com
Areas of ExpertiseMiddle English Literature, Medieval Latin Literature, Anglo-Norman Literature, Sound Studies