Dr. Jennifer Alberghini

Visiting Instructor of English

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Dr. Jennifer Alberghini, teaches a variety of courses in writing and literature. She is a New York native and completed her Ph.D. at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her dissertation looked at portrayals of consent to marriage in late Middle English literature, including the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower. She plans to turn this project into a book looking at these texts in terms of their royal connections in England and beyond.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Middle English
  • Women and Gender
  • the Global Middle Ages

Publications

  • “Knowing Nature: Bear-Human Bestiality in the Gesta Romanorum.” Folklore 132:2, 189-207, DOI: 10.1080/0015587X.2021.1894833.
  • “‘A Kisse Onely’: The Problem of Female Socialization in William Caxton’s Blanchardyn and Eglantine.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer. Anticipated publication 2022.
  • “Calkas’s Daughter: Paternal Authority and Feminine Virtue in Troilus and Criseyde.” Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality. Forthcoming Winter 2022.
  • “Matriarchs and Mother Tongues: The Middle English Romans of Partenay.” In Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth. Edited by Misty Urban, Deva F. Kemmis, and Melissa Ridley Elmes, 146-161. Brill, 2017.

Education

  • B.A. New York University
  • M.A. University of Rochester
  • Ph. D. The Graduate Center, CUNY

Courses

  • Writ 200 Academic Writing
  • ENGL 212 Medieval/Renaissance Literature