Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
Title — Director of Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (GW MEMSI), Professor of English
Office — Rome Hall, Room 657
Phone — (202) 994-0548
E-mail — email@example.com
My research interests include: the history of monsters; postcolonial approaches to the Middle Ages; the mingling of cultures in the British archipelago; identity, race, violence, hybridity; Jewish-Christian neighboring; the body; lapidaries; actor network theory; continental philosophy and critical theory.
Ph.D., English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University, 1992.
Cultural Diversity in Medieval Britain: Archipelago, Island, England. Palgrave Macmillan, New Middle Ages series, 2008
Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain: Of Difficult Middles. Palgrave Macmillan, New Middle Ages series, 2006.
Medieval Identity Machines. University of Minnesota Press , Medieval Cultures series, 2003.
Thinking the Limits of the Body. State University of New York Press, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art series, 2002. Editor, with Gail Weiss.
The Postcolonial Middle Ages . Palgrave, New Middle Ages series, 2000. Editor.
Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages . University of Minnesota Press , Medieval Cultures series, 1999.
Becoming Male in the Middle Ages. Garland Publishing, New Middle Ages series, 1997. Editor, with Bonnie Wheeler.
Monster Theory: Reading Culture. University of Minnesota Press , Visible Evidence series, 1996. Editor.
“Blogging the Middle Ages.” Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog: Medieval Studies and New Media, ed. Brantely L. Bryant (New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2010) 29-42.
“Stories of Stone.” postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies 1 (2010): 56-63.
“Pilgrimages, Travel Writing, and the Medieval Exotic.” The OxfordHandbook of Medieval Literature in English, ed. Elaine Treharne and Greg Walker (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) 611-28.
“Time out of Memory.” The Post-Historical Middle Ages, ed. Sylvia Federico and Elizabeth Scala (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) 37-61.
“An Unfinished Conversation about Glowing Green Bunnies.” Afterword to Queering the Non/Human, ed. Noreen Giffney and Myra J. Hird (Ashgate, 2008) 363-75.
"Inventing with Animals in the Middle Ages." Engaging with Nature: Essays on the Natural World in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Barbara A. Hanawalt and Lisa J. Kiser (University of Notre Dame Press, 2008) 39-62.
"Afterword: Intertemporality." Cultural Studies of the Modern Middle Ages, ed. Eileen A. Joy, Myra J. Seaman, Kimberly K. Bell, and Mary K. Ramsey (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) 295-300.
"Pink Vectors of Deleuze: Queer Theory and Inhumanism." In "The Becoming-Deleuzoguattarian of Queer Studies," a special issue of the journal Rhizomes ed. Michael O'Rourke (Rhizomes 11/12 ). Co-written with Todd Ramlow.
"Postcolonialism." Chaucer: An OxfordGuide, ed. Steven Ellis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) 448-62.
"Kyte oute yugilment: An Introduction to Medieval Noise," Exemplaria 16.2 (2004): 267-76. "Medieval Noise" is a cluster of four essays on nonlinguistic sound that I guest edited for the journal.
"The Flow of Blood in Medieval Norwich." Speculum 78 (2004): 26-65.
"On Saracen Enjoyment: Some Fantasies of Race in Late Medieval France and England," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 31.1 (2001):111-44.
"Dwindling Masculinity in Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas," Masculinities in Chaucer, ed. Peter Beidler (Boydell & Brewer, 1998), 143-155.
"Masoch/Lancelotism," New Literary History 28.2 (1997): 231-60.
"The Armour of an Alienating Identity," Arthuriana 6.4 (1996): 1-24.
"Monster Culture (Seven Theses)," Monster Theory: Reading Culture, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (University of Minnesota Press, 1996), 3-25. Translated into Portuguese as “A cultura dos monstros: sete teses,” Pedagogia dos monstros: os prazeres e os perigos da confusão de fronteiras, ed. Tomaz Tadeu da Silva (Belo Horizonte: Autêntica, 2000).”