Ellen Rentz, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of the Faculty for Curriculum; Associate Professor of Literature

Department

Literature

Areas of Expertise

Medieval Literature
Athenaeum
225

Office Hours

Office hours vary from week to week
Students can select at time at https://erentz.youcanbook.me
Meetings take place on zoom. Please email me for info.

Education

BA, Washington University; MA, University of York, England; MA, PhD, Columbia University

Awards and Affiliations

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

Research and Publications

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]

Articles

“‘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.