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Dr. Lisa Robeson
Originally from the D.C. area, Dr. Robeson has been an editorial assistant for several non-profit organizations, an advertising copywriter and marketing manager for a newsletter publisher, an inner-city high school teacher, and a university professor. While her experiences vary, she points out that she has never strayed far from professional reading and writing.
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC); M.A., Geogetown University (Washington, DC); B.A., University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
Medieval literature, Arthurian legend, composition, linguistics and grammar
“Transition Experience: The Medieval Warrior: Past and Present,” Ohio Northern University General Education Course Development Grant, Summer 2010; Sarah Ridenour Chair (Teaching, Service, Scholarship), 2008-09; 1999-2000 C. Henry Smith Peace Lectureship, Bluffton University; National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute on Medieval Women Authors, Rice University, Houston, Texas, June 9-July 18, 1997.
Arthurian literature; medieval warfare; medieval women
“Malory and the Death of Kings: The Politics of Regicide at Salisbury Plain.” The Arthurian Way of Death: The English Tradition. Eds. Karen Cherewatuk and Kevin Whetter. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2009. 136-150. Arthurian Studies.
“Malory.” Medieval Warfare and Military Technology: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Clifford J. Rogers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
“Women’s Worship: Female Versions of Chivalric Honour.” Re-viewing Le Morte Darthur: New Issues in Malory Studies. Eds. Kevin Whetter and Raluca Radulescu. Woodbridge, UK.: Boydell & Brewer, 2005.107-118. Arthurian Studies.
"Leaves That Are Part of the Tree: Teaching the Past through the Present in a Humanities I Course." Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART) 10:1 (2003): 19-41.
“Noble Knights and ‘Mischievous War’: The Rhetoric of War in Malory’s Le Morte Darthur.” Arthuriana 13:3 (2003): 10-35.
“Writing as Relic: The Use of Oral Discourse to Interpret Written Texts in La Queste del Saint Graal.” Oral Tradition 14:2 (January 1999): 431-446.
Professor of English, Chair
Department of English
Dukes Memorial 103
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Ada, OH 45810