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Laura Barefield

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Laura BarefieldAssociate Professor, Director - Medieval & Renaissance Studies Minor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4188
  • EmailLaura_Barefield@uml.edu

Research Interests

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

Education

  • Ph D: Old and Middle English Literature and Language, (1998), University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, Wisconsin
    Supporting Area: Latin and Comparative Literature
  • MA: English Literature, (1987), State University of New York at Binghamton - Binghamton, New York
  • BA: Classical Studies, (1985), Gettysburg College - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    Supporting Area: English Literature

Awards and Honors

  • Teacher Who Exceeds Expectations (2010), Teaching - Student Government Association
  • English Departmental Award for Teaching Excellence (2005), Teaching - UMass-Lowell

Publications

  • Barefield, L. (2006) "From Trojan to Briton: Brutus’s Masculinity and Lineage in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae," Brewer pp. 193-201
  • Barefield, L. (2006) "Women in the Middle Ages: An encyclopedia.," Arthuriana 16:2
  • Barefield, L. (2005) ""No children hadde he mo": Kinship in Livy’s Account of Virginia and Chaucer’s Physician’s Tale," Medieval Perspectives 20: pp. 1
  • Barefield, L. (2004) "Gendering the Crusades," Arthuriana 14:3 pp. 99
  • Barefield, L. (2003) "Gender and History in Medieval English Romance and Chronicle," Peter Lang pp. vii, 135 pp.
  • Barefield, L. (2002) "Gender and the Creation of Lineage in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae," Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest 9: pp. 1-14
  • Barefield, L. (2002) "Lineage and Women’s Patronage: Mary of Woodstock and Nicholas Trevet’s Les Cronicles," Medieval Feminist Forum 33: pp. 21-30
  • Barefield, L. (2000) "Women’s Power in the "Tale of Constance"," Medieval Perspectives 15: pp. 27
  • Barefield, L. (1999) "Reproducing the Past: Gender and History in Later Middle English Romance and Popular Chronicle," Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 59:7 pp. 2489-2489

Presentations

  • Dorigen's Promise in Chaucer's 'Frankin Tale'. - Northeast Modern Language Association, March 2013 - Boston, MA
  • Marriage and Women in Geoffrey of Monmouthês Historia Regum Britanniae and the Middle English Prose Brut - International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2006 - Kalamazoo, MI
  • 'No children hadde he no mor': Kinship in Livy's 'Tale of Virginia' and Chaucer's 'Physician's Tale'. - Southeastern Medieval Association, October 2004 - Charleston, SC
  • From Trojan to Briton: Brutusês Masculinity and Lineage in Geoffrey of Monmouthês Historia Regum Britanniae - Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, July 2004 - Madison, WI
  • From Classic to Medieval: The Transformation of Brutus in Geoffrey of Monmouth's 'Historia Regum Britanniae'. - 25th Annual Plymouth (NH) State University Medieval-Renaissance Forum, April 2004 - Plymouth, NH
  • Maternal Generation in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Maternal Generation in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, May 2001 - Kalamazoo, MI
  • "Feminine Authority in the 'Tale of Constance'." - Southeastern Medieval Association, October 1999 - Knoxville, TN
  • Feminine Authority in the 'Tale of Constance - Southeastern Medieval Association, October 1999 - Knoxville, TN
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the Context of the Anonymous Prose Brut Chronicle - Kentucky Philological Society, March 1999 - Louisville, KY
  • 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' in the Context of the Anonymous Prose 'Brut Chronicle'. - Kentucky Philological Society, November 1998 - Louisville, KY
  • Lineages of Constance: Genealogy and Gender in Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale - Midwest Modern Language Association, November 1998 - St. Louis, MO
  • Lineage and Women's Patronage: The Writing of Nicholas Trevet's Les Cronicles - International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 1997 - Kalamazoo, MI
  • Maternal Intervention and Suppression: Genealogy and Patriarchal Mythos in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae - Modern Language Association, December 1995 - Chicago, IL
  • Queenly Daughters and Rebellious Sons: Disruptive Genealogies in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae - Illinois Medieval Association, February 1995 - DeKalb, IL
  • Narrative, Historical Crisis, and Women's Speech in the Old English Poems Elene and Judith - International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 1993 - Kalamazoo, MI

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Provost's Professional Development Research Grant (2004), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Healey Grant (2002), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of Wisconsin College of Letters and Science Travel Award (1996), Grant - University of Wisconsin College of Letters