Positions

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Overview

  • Samantha Katz Seal is a scholar of the human body and human difference in medieval English literature. Her work brings together feminist theory with medieval medicine, the digital humanities, and the history of Jews and medieval anti-Judaism. Dr. Seal's first book, "Father Chaucer: Generating Authority in The Canterbury Tales," was published in 2019 by Oxford University Press, as part of the Medieval Literature and Culture series. This book is a study of Geoffrey Chaucer's search for human authority through metaphors of poetic and paternal creation.

    Dr. Seal is currently holding a year-long research fellowship (2019-2020) from the American Council of Learned Societies to research her new book, "The Magnificent Chaucers: The Rise and Fall of a Medieval Dynasty at the End of the Middle Ages." For more information on her work, see https://www.samanthakatzseal.com/
  • Selected Publications

    Teaching Activities

  • Chaucer Taught course 2021
  • Intro to Women in Literature Taught course 2021
  • Graduate Study of Literature Taught course 2020
  • Intro to Digital Humanties Taught course 2020
  • Intro to Digital Humanties Taught course 2020
  • English Major Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Intro to Women in Literature Taught course 2018
  • Literary Topics Taught course 2018
  • Medieval Epic and Romance Taught course 2018
  • British Lit I Age of Heroes Taught course 2017
  • Graduate Study of Literature Taught course 2017
  • Special Topics in Literature Taught course 2017
  • Writing about Literature Taught course 2017
  • Special Topics in Literature Taught course 2016
  • Survey of British Literature I Taught course 2016
  • Sem/Medieval Literature Taught course 2016
  • Survey of British Literature I Taught course 2016
  • Chaucer Taught course 2015
  • Survey of British Literature I Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Samantha Seal