Kathleen Blumreich

Department of English

Language and Literature

235 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3074

Kathleen Blumreich

ENG 212 Introduction to Shakespeare
ENG 220 British Literature I
ENG 321 British Literature: Medieval Literature
ENG 340 Studies in Drama
ENG 495 Language and Literature (Capstone)
ENG 651 Literary Period Seminar

Research Interests
My research interests include: medieval religious literature, medieval romance (the Arthurian tradition), literature and law, feminist theory, contemporary British and American drama.

Select Scholarship

Book chapter: “Fighting the Good Fight: Moral Warfare in the Roman de Silence.” Forthcoming in Female Aggression in the Middle Ages, eds. Tracey-Anne Cooper and Christine Senecal (Brepols).

Paper: “Maybe They Can Help It: Lesbian and Gay Literature in the Classroom.” Midwest Modern Literature Association, 57th Annual Convention, Columbus, Ohio, November 2015.

Essay: “Indescribable Freedom: Pushing an Agenda Called ‘Equality’.” Language Arts Journal of Michigan 30.2 (Spring 2015): 4-7.

Paper: “Heloise and the Wife of Bath as Spiritual Warriors.” 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2013.

Book review: Rhiannon Purdie, Anglicising Romance: Tail-Rhyme and Genre in Medieval English Literature. (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2008. Encomia: Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Courtly Literature Society 31 (2009): 56-58.

Article: “‘I ne sey no3t þis in despyt of wommen’: Antifeminism in Robert de Gretham’s Mirror.” Medieval Feminist Forum 38 (Winter 2004): 38-46.

Book: The Middle English ‘Mirror’: An Edition Based on Bodleian Library, MS Holkham misc. 40. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Vol. 182. (Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) 2002. i – xlv + 558 pp.

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University