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Laura Barefield

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Laura Barefield, English, Gender Studies

Associate Professor, Director - Medieval & Renaissance Studies Minor
O'Leary 479


Old and Middle English Literature and Languages, Classical Mythology, Early Women Writers

Educational Background

B.A. in Classics, Gettysburg College

M.A. in English., State University of New York at Binghamton

Ph.D. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Laura D. Barefield is an Associate Professor of English. She specializes in Old and Middle English literature and languages. Her secondary interests lie in Classical Mythology, Women Writers, and Shakespeare. She has published a book, Gender and History in Medieval Romance and Chronicle. She has written several articles on Chaucer and gender in Medieval literature, as well as book reviews in a variety of scholarly journals.