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Marie Turner

2014 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): David Wallace, Emily Steiner
"Beyond Romance: Genre and History in England, 1066-1400"

Director of the Rossell Hope Robbins Library and the Koller-Collins Center for English Studies at the River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.

B.A., English, Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Medieval Studies, University of York

I am also a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2013-14 as well as graduate Fellow at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, where I am undertaking a digital humanities/book history project, creating an online scholarly resource on fifteenth-century genealogical rolls and helping to develop a web application that aids in the viewing of non-codex manuscripts.

During the summer of 2012, I taught a seminar on "pulp fictions" of English romance, medieval to modern, for the Liberal and Professional Studies program and in 2010-11, two semester of a Critical Writing course, “The Once and Future King,” that explored Arthuriana through the ages. In addition to my research and teaching, I coordinated the Medieval and Renaissance Seminar with Marissa Nicosia in the 2012-2013 academic year.

I have recently completed a 3-year project with the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI) in which I transcribed a late-fifteenth-century Latin chronicle of the kings of England (UPenn Ms Roll 1066) and helped to create a freely available online version of the text. The project was partially funded by the Richard III Society and may be accessed here.

In my precious spare time, I can usually be found devouring some lengthy Victorian novel or knitting until my fingers bleed.



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Courses Taught

spring 2015

ENGL 021.301 Medieval Worlds  

fall 2014

ENGL 021.301 Medieval Worlds canceled  
ENGL 222.301 Topics in Romance: Pulp Fictions canceled  

fall 2013

ENGL 263.601 Sherlock Holmes and Detective Fiction canceled  

summer 2012