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Dr. Lisa Robeson

Professor of English, Chair
Department of English
Dukes Memorial 103
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
Professional Experience: 
  • Originally from the Washington, D.C., area, Dr. Lisa 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., Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.); M.A., Geogetown University (Washington, D.C.); B.A., University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Teaching Interests: 
  • 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.
Research Interests: 
  • Arthurian literature; medieval warfare; medieval women
Selected Publications: 
  • “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.