Our Teaching Faculty includes numerous faculty members in several colleges at UAH who teach classes designated as Women's and Gender Studies courses.

 

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

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.