Monika C. Otter
Associate Professor of English
I teach medieval English literature. My research focuses on Latin, French, and English literature from England and northern France, 11th–13th centuries. I have worked on historiography, saints’ lives, romance, and the complicated interfaces between these genres; the development of ‘fiction’ as an idea and as a category of literature; women’s literature and gender issues. Translation theory is another interest of mine.
English and Creative Writing
- University of Freiburg, Germany
- M.A. University of Massachusetts
- Ph.D. Columbia University
“Neither/Neuter: Hildebert’s Hermaphrodite and the Medieval Latin Epigram,” in Studi Medieval , (2007).
“Prolixitas Temporum: Futurity in Medieval Narratives,” in Reading Medieval Culture: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Hanning , R Stein and S Prior (eds.), (2005).
The Book of Encouragement and Comfort: Goscelin’s Letter to the Recluse Eva , (2004).
“Baudri of Bourgueil, ‘To Countess Adela’,” Journal of Medieval Latin , 11 (2001) 61-142.
Works In Progress
First Persons: Voices and Characters in Medieval Latin Literature ; article on Italian 16th-century moresche