Stacy S. Klein, Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University, earned her Ph.D. at The Ohio State University and specializes in Anglo-Saxon literature. In 2005, she won the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Biennial Publication Prize for “Reading Queenship in Cynewulf’s Elene,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 33, 2003. Her monograph Ruling Women: Queenship and Gender in Anglo-Saxon Literature (2006), explores how legendary women of extreme social privilege functioned as imaginative figures in early medieval literature and culture. Her current research interests include Anglo-Saxon literature and religious iconography, medieval hagiography, the history of sexuality, feminist theory and criticism, and medieval social reforms and institutions that emphasize the maintenance of hierarchy.
A short reception will follow the lecture.
Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Department of English.