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Dr. Katie Lyn Peebles
Assistant Professor of English
Contact Information

Gailhac 2011
(703) 284-1563

Academic Credentials

B.A., Smith College
M.A./M.A., English/Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University
Other study: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Teaching Areas:
  • Medieval literature and cultures
  • Middle English literature
  • Women writers of the Middle Ages
  • English, French, and Italian dream-visions and tales
  • Marie de France, Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer
Research Interests:
  • Medieval urban legends
  • Medievalism
  • John Gower and medieval language ideologies
  • Heritage construction and the invention of traditions
  • History of the book
Combining her interests in medieval studies and folklore, and in English, French, and Italian literature, Dr. Katie Peebles teaches undergraduate and graduate courses from an interdisciplinary perspective.
She has taught in the DISCOVER program and encourages student research at all levels. Her own research areas include medieval urban legends (think of poisoned apples), heritage construction (flying monks), and medieval British multilingualism (with manuscipt illustration of squirrels' property rights).
Dr. Peebles is also a faculty advisor for Marymount University's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, and the convener of the American Folklore Society's Medieval Folklore section.