Writing

Writing for General Audiences:

The Distinguished Medieval Penis Investigators,” Narratively

Women have been fighting for abortion rights for 500 years,” Washington Post

SVU and the Problem of Justice,” Avidly: A Channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books

“‘Teen Mom’ Reality Entertainment Has Been Around for 600 Years,” Electric Literature

A History of the Wench,” Electric Literature

Surviving R. Kelly and the Rape of Joan Bellinger,” Sage House News: The Cornell University Press Blog

Compensating Rape Victims Isn’t a ‘Con.’ It Dates Back to at Least Medieval Courts,” Slate

The Medieval Roots of Bro Culture,” Electric Literature

Women have been drugged and raped by men for centuries. This medieval woman fought back — and won,” Vox

Academic Writing:

Obscene Pedagogies: Transgressive Talk and Sexual Education in Late Medieval Britain (Cornell University Press, 2018). Winner of Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship’s 2020 prize for Best First Book of Medieval Feminist Scholarship.

“Pastourelle Fictionalities.” New Literary History 50.1 (Winter 2020): 239-42.

 “Teen Moms: Violence, Consent, and Embodied Subjectivity in Middle English Pregnancy Laments.” Review of English Studies 71 (Feb. 2020): 1-18.

“‘Yt was a woman or a womans thing’: Neglected Obscene Riddles in CUL MS Dd.5.75.” Journal of the Early Book Society 22 (2019): 215-26.

“‘It is a brotherhood’: Obscene Storytelling and Fraternal Community in Fifteenth-Century Britain and Today.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 41 (2019): 249-76.

“‘For Rage’: Rape Survival, Women’s Anger, and Sisterhood in Chaucer’s Legend of Philomela.Chaucer Review 54.3 (July 2019): 253-69.

“‘A drunken cunt hath no porter’: Medieval Histories of Intoxication and Consent.” Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality 54.2 (April 2019): 109-34.

 “Rape and Justice in the Wife of Bath’s Tale.” In The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales. Ed. Candace Barrington, Brantley L. Bryant, Richard H. Godden, Daniel T. Kline, and Myra Seaman.

“‘All the strete my voyce shall heare’: Gender, Voice, and Female Desire in the Lyrics of Bodleian MS Ashmole 176.” Journal of the Early Book Society 20 (2017): 29-58.  

“Rape Narratives, Courtly Critique, and the Pedagogy of Sexual Negotiation in the Middle English Pastourelle.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 46.2 (May 2016): 263-87. Selected as Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index Article of the Month for April 2017.