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A.V. Aylin Malcolm


2023 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): David Wallace
"Every Living Soul: Literature and Zoology in England, 1100–1400"

Assistant Professor of English, University of Guelph

I am a researcher with interests in premodern poetry, environmental theory, the history of science, and digital manuscript studies. My Ph.D. dissertation considered literature and zoology in later medieval England, approaching these as intertwined projects shaped by historical environmental changes.

Before coming to Penn, I earned a Master's in English (The Ohio State University) and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environment (McGill University). I have also held graduate fellowships at the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies. Off campus, I am a multi-instrumentalist and occasional podcaster.

More information about my writing and digital projects is available on my website. For a quick read that summarizes some of my interests in the history of knowledge, you might look at my piece on narwhals in Environmental History Now.

Courses Taught

spring 2021

fall 2020

ENGL 101.001 Shakespeare  

spring 2020

ENGL 200.301 Science/Fiction  

spring 2018

ENGL 101.004 Shakespeare  

fall 2017