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Myra Seaman

Professor and Department Chair

Address: 5 College Way, Room 203
Phone: 843.953.1014
E-mail: seamanm@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://blogs.cofc.edu/seamanm


Myra Seaman teaches courses in English literature and culture of the later Middle Ages (1200-1500), medievalisms, and English grammar and history. Her scholarly work focuses on anonymous Middle English verse texts, with her current project a book on late Middle English household manuscripts and the moral ecology collaboratively produced by the people, objects, and nonhuman animals that make up the household. She also investigates humanisms, medieval and modern. Much of her work is collaborative and editorial, including the award-winning journal postmedieval, which she co-founded in 2010, and the Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales.


Education

1998 - Ph.D., English with an emphasis on Medieval Literature, Claremont Graduate University

1991 - M.A., English, Claremont Graduate University

1989 - B.A., English, State University of New York - Buffalo


Research Interests

  • Middle English literature
  • medieval cultures
  • manuscript study
  • medievalisms
  • history of emotion
  • new materialisms

Publications

Fragments for a History of a Vanishing Humanism. Co-edited with Eileen A. Joy. Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture series. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2016.

“Recomposing the Critical Liberal Arts.” Co-authored with J. Allan Mitchell and Julie Orlemanski. Editors’ introduction to special journal issue Critical/Liberal/Arts. postmedieval 6.4 (2015): 361-74.

Burn After Reading. Vol. I: Miniature Manifestoes for a Post/medieval Studies. Ed. Eileen A. Joy and Myra Seaman. Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2014.

“Medieval Prime Time: Entertaining the Family in Fifteenth-Century England––and Educating Students in Twenty-First Century America.” Pedagogy 13.2 (2013): 213-28.

“Disconsolate Art.” In Dark Chaucer: An Assortment. Eds. Eileen A. Joy, Myra Seaman, and Nicola Masciandaro. Brooklyn, NY: Punctum Books, 2013. 139-49.

“Late Medieval Conduct Literature.” The History of British Women’s Writing, to 1500. Vol. 1. Eds. Liz McAvoy and Diane Watt. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2011. 121–30.