Lisa Robeson

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Lisa Robeson
Professor of English
Dukes Memorial 104
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
Arthurian, Medieval and Renassiance Literature
Employee degree:

BA, Univ of Maryland College Park

MA, Georgetown University

PHD, Catholic University of America


Dr. Robeson worked in publishing in Washington, D.C., before starting a teaching career, first as an inner city high school teacher in D.C. and then as a university professor at Bluffton University and Ohio Northern. She specializes in Arthurian studies, especially investigating the role of women, warfare, and politics in Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur. Her sub-specialty of linguistics and history of the English Language understand and interact with the medieval texts she teaches and studies.

Selected Publications

  • “Secular Malory.” Invited chapter for A New Companion to Malory, edited by Megan G. Leitch and Cory James Rushton, D. S. Brewer,     2019, pp. 135-210. Arthurian Studies.
  • “‘Warre and worshyppe’: Depictions of Battle in Malory’s Morte Darthur.” Arthurian Literature 32, Boydell & Brewer, 2015, pp. 75-103.

Selected Conference Papers and Presentations:

  • “Merlin the Inventor: Textual Production and the Creation of Arthur’s Camelot.” 25 th Congress of the International Arthurian Society, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.
  • “Hope from Despair: Malory’s Political Optimism in Le Morte Darthur.” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-14, 2017.
  • Co-author (with PI Alex Coman), poster on “Writing Interactive Fiction: Developing an Interdisciplinary Creative Writing/Computer Science Course,” Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education, Seattle, November 12, 2015.

Classes Taught:

Text and Theory, English Language, Words at Work, Old English, Medieval Warrior - Past and Present, Writing Seminar, Intro to English Studies, British Literature 1, Grammar in Context

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