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Marie Turner

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.



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