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Associate Professor Alexandra Cook completed her PhD in medieval literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Cook's areas of specialization are Chaucer studies, medieval literary theory, and 20th and 21st century medievalisms. The English Department's sole medievalist, Cook offers undergraduates a medieval literature survey each fall and a single-author course on Chaucer every spring. Recent graduate offerings have included courses on "Postmedieval Chaucer," "Allegory and Representation," and "Chaucer's Bodies of Knowledge."

Book Chapters

"Creative Memory and the Visual Image in Chaucer's House of Fame." Chaucer: Visual Approaches, eds. Susanna Fein and David Raybin (Penn State UP 2016): 22-38.


"Critical Medievalism and the New South: Red Rock and Gone With the Wind."  South Central Review 30.2 (2013): 32-52.

"The Erotics of Amplification in the Pamphilus de Amore." Neophilologus. 97.1 (2013): 215-229.

"'Why Study the Middle Ages?' On Re-imagining the Medieval Literature Survey." Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching. 18.2 (2011): 117-130.

"'O swete harm so queynte': Loving Pagan Antiquity in Troilus and Criseyde and the Knight's Tale." English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature. 91.1 (2010): 26-41.


In Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and South Central Review.