Contributors (Spring 2019)


Jennie Carr is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. An ornithologist by training, her research focuses on bird behavior and how the behavior and physiology of avian prey species have been shaped by their predators over short (ecological) and long (evolutionary) time scales.

Elaine Griffin teaches AP English and serves as the Assistant Head of Upper School at University School of Milwaukee, where she has taught English since 1998.

Andrew W. Klein is Assistant Professor of English and Endowed Chair of Catholic Studies at St. Thomas University (Canada) where he teaches courses on fantasy, pre-modern literature, and the Catholic intellectual tradition. He has published on and specializes in medieval romance, nationalism, and manuscript studies. He is currently working on a book assessing transnational imaginings of medieval England.

Elizabeth LaBarge teaches AP Literature & Composition with emphasis on British Literature at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School on Chicago’s Southwest Side. She has a BA in English and a M.Ed in Secondary Education from Providence College. She has also just completed an M.Ed in Administration and Supervision at Loyola University Chicago.

David Raybin is emeritus Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University. In 2011, he was named Illinois Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His scholarship has a dual focus on Chaucer and on medieval French literature. He is editor of the journal The Chaucer Review and currently serves as a Trustee of the New Chaucer Society.

Lee Read is currently the English Instructional Team Leader at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland, where she teaches 10th and 12th grade English.  Starting next school year, Lee will serve as the Secondary Language Arts Resource Teacher for the Howard County Public School System, which will allow her to support middle and high school English and reading teachers throughout the county.  She has taught English in the public school system for the past 22 years.

Courtney E. Rydel is an Associate Professor of English at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.  Courtney has published on female saints’ lives, medieval women’s writing, and the Golden Legend, as well as pursuing an ongoing research interest in pedagogy in medieval literature classrooms. She is currently finishing her first monograph, a study of the English reception and translation of women saints’ lives from the Golden Legend, and can be found @cerydel on Twitter.

Chelsea Skalak is an Assistant Professor of English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on medieval conceptions of gender and sexuality, digital humanities, and the intersection of marriage law and literature. Her work has appeared recently in Comitatus and DHQ