Ellen Rentz

Ellen K. Rentz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

BA Washington University; MA Medieval Studies, University of York, England; MA, PhD English, Columbia University
Office Hours
Tuesday 1-3


(909) 621-8862

Roberts South 212

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Medieval Literature

Selected Research and Publications

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

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

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

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



Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • 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