Dr. Joseph Taylor

Associate Professor, English

Contact

1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 262
Huntsville, AL 35899
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wjt0003@uah.edu

Biography

Dr. Joseph Taylor's Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., English Literature, Virginia Tech
  • B.A., English, Virginia Tech
  • B.A., History, Virginia Tech

Expertise

  • Medieval literature and culture
  • Old and Middle English
  • Critical theory
  • Regionalism and nationalism
  • Intersections of bio-power
  • Political theology and ecocriticism

Recent Publications

  • (Monograph) Writing the North of England in the Middle Ages: Regionalism and Nationalism in Medieval English Literature (monograph under contract with Cambridge University Press)

  • “Quiet Riot: A Politics of Noise in the Canterbury Tales.” Chaucer Review 53, no. 2 (2018): 178-93.

  • "When a stranger sojourns with you in your land": Loving the Refugee as Neighbor in the Canterbury Tales and Refugee Tales." Exemplaria 32, no. 3 (2020): 248-68.

  • "Chaucer's Uncanny Regionalism: Rereading the North in the Reeve's Tale," Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 109, no. 4 (2010): 468-489.

  • “Arthurian Biopolitics: Sovereignty and Ecology in Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlisle.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 59, no. 2 (2017): 182-208. Winner of the Tony Hilfer Prize for best TSLL essay in 2017

  • (Essay Collection) As co-editor with Randy P. Schiff (SUNY-Buffalo), The Politics of Ecology: Land, Life and Law in Medieval Britain. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2016. 303 pages.

  • ""Me longeth sore to Bernysdale": Centralization, Resistance and the Bare Life of the Greenwood in A Gest of Robyn Hode," Modern Philology 110, no. 3 (2013): 313-339.

  • with Randy P. Schiff, "Introduction: The Politics of Ecology" in The Politics of Ecology: Land, Life, and Law in Medieval Britain. Eds. Randy P. Schiff and Joseph Taylor, 1-30. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2016.

  • "Sovereign Ecologies: Securing the Royal Flesh in Anglo-Norman Historiography" in The Politics of Ecology: Land, Life, and Law in Medieval Britain. Eds. Randy P. Schiff and Joseph Taylor, 179-209. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2016.

  • "Sovereignty, Oath, and the Profane Life in the Avowing of Arthur," Exemplaria 25, no. 1 (2013): 36-58.