Alexandra Cook

Alexandra Cook

Associate Professor


  • PhD, Medieval Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Areas

  • Medieval Literature


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.”

Selected Publications

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.



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