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.

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209 Sanborn
HB 6032
Department:
Classics
Comparative Literature
English
Education:
University of Freiburg, Germany
M.A. University of Massachusetts
Ph.D. Columbia University

Selected Publications

“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.

Inventiones: Fiction and Referentiality in Twelfth -Century English Historical Writing , (1996).

"Entrances and Exits: Performing the Psalms in Goscelin of St. Bertin's Liber Confortatorius." Speculum 83.2 (April 2008): 283-302.

"Functions of Fiction in Historical Writing." Writing Medieval History: Theory and Practice for the Post-Traditional Middle Ages, ed. Nancy Partner. Hodder and Arnold, 2005.

Annotated verse translation of Baudri of Bourgueil's "Adelae Comitissae," Journal of Medieval Latin 11 (2001): 60-141.

"La Vie des deux Offa, L'enfance de Saint Edmond, et la logique des antécédants." Médiévales 38 (2000), 17-34.
 

"Ten-Sixty-Six: The Anonymous Life of St. Edward and William of Malmesbury's Life of St. Wulfstan as Narratives of Change." Speculum 74.3 (July 1999): 565-86.
 

"Closed Doors: An Epithalamium for Queen Edith, Widow and Virgin." Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages, ed. Angela J. Weisl and Cindy Carlson (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999), 63-92.

"The Temptation of St. Æthelthryth." Exemplaria 9 (1997): 139-63.

"New Werke: St. Erkenwald, St. Albans, and the Medieval Sense of the Past." Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 24 (1994): 387-414.

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Works in Progress

First Persons: Voices and Characters in Medieval Latin Literature ; article on Italian 16th-century moresche