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/