Anne Elise Crafton
University of Arkansas, BA in English and in History, 2018
Year of Matriculation
Areas of Interest
Early Medieval North Sea Literature and Language; Gender and Gendered Language; Obscenities
I specialize in the literature and language of the early medieval North Sea cultural sphere. In particular, I am interested in gender and how language in formative literature has been used to describe or emulate specific gendered qualities. As such, I have the immense pleasure of examining gendered obscenities and insults. I also study the language used by early medieval male authors to emulate female speakers and writers.
Recent Scholarly Activity
- Conference Presentation: "Talking with Dragons; How Dragons Reveal the Hero's Heart," Mercy College Annual History Conference, 2018
- Publication: "Talking with Dragons; How Dragons Reveal the Hero's Heart" in Ozark Historical Review 46 (2018), 1-42.
- Conference Presentation: "Full of Rebaldrie, Scaldit in Scurrilittie; Forbidden Topics and Gendered Language in the Freeing Verse of Flytings,” English Graduate Student Association's Spring Symposium, University of Notre Dame, 2020.