Ellen K. Rentz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Literature; Co-Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Areas of Expertise:
Medieval Literature

(909) 621-8862
Roberts South 212

Office Hours

Thursday 3-5pm (pacific) Friday 8-10am (pacific) Meetings take place on zoom. Please email me for info.
  • Education
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications
BA, Washington University; MA, University of York, England; MA, PhD, Columbia University
  • Roy P. Crocker Award for Merit, 2018

    Claremont Faculty Leadership Fellow, 2018-19

    NEH Summer Scholar, “The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts: Interpretation Through Production,” University of Iowa, 2015

    Mayers Fellow, Huntington Library, Summer 2014

    Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, Summer Research Grant, 2011

  • Monograph

    Imagining the Parish in Late Medieval England. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2015.

    Edited Collections

    "Manuscript Materiality in the Classroom,” a special issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 25.2 (Fall 2018): 7-121. [Co-edited with Michelle M. Sauer, University of North Dakota]


    “‘Holsum to haue in memory’: An Added Tale in an English Book of Hours.” Chaucer Review 54.2 (April 2019). Forthcoming.

    "Of Parchment and Pedagogy: An Introduction," Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 25.2 (Fall 2018): 7-16. [co-authored with Michelle M. Sauer] 

    “Lines from Chaucer’s Melibee in an English book of hours, c. 1425-50.” Notes and Queries 65, no. 2 (June 2018): 172-74.

    “Castles for St. William: the Late Medieval Commemoration of York’s Local Saint.” Viator 43, no. 2 (Autumn 2012): 111-29.

    “Half-acre Bylaws: Harvest Sharing in Piers Plowman.” Yearbook of Langland Studies 25 (2011): 95-115.

    “Representing Devotional Economy: Agricultural and Liturgical Labor in the Luttrell Psalter.” Studies in Iconography 31 (2010): 69-97.