Kathryn Laity

Associate Professor


Ph.D.Medieval StudiesUniversity of Connecticut
M.A.Medieval StudiesUniversity of Connecticut
A.M.International RelationsUniversity of Southern California
A.B.James Madison College: International RelationsMichigan State University

Professional Experience

Academic Positions:

  • Associate Professor of English, The College of Saint Rose, 2010-Present
  • Fulbright Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway, 2011-2012
  • Coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, The College of Saint Rose, 2009-2011
  • Assistant Professor of English, The College of Saint Rose, 2006-2010
  • Assistant Professor of English, University of Houston-Downtown, 2003-2006
  • Instructor, University of Houston-Downtown, 2002-2003
  • Instructor, Manchester Community College, 2001-2002
  • Instructor/Graduate Assistant, University of Connecticut, 1993-2002

Research and Teaching Interests:
Old and Middle English Language, Literature and Culture; Old Norse Language, Literature and Culture; Comparative Mythology; Magic in History; Folklore; Witchcraft; Women Writers; Feminist and Gender Studies; Popular Culture; Cultural Studies; Creative Writing; Film; Comics; Visual Information and Media Literacy; Social Media; Digital Humanities

Research Languages:
Old English, Middle English, Old Icelandic, Modern Swedish, Gothic, Old High German, Middle High German, Modern German, Swedish, Old Irish, Latin

Teaching Interests

English 116: Professional Writing
English 134: Medieval Literature
English 226: Women & Writing (Early Periods)
English 230: Topics in Early British Literature
English 252: Writing for Digital Media
English 253: Digital Publishing
English 255: Writing Digital Media Criticism
English 279: Film: Theory and Practice
English 328/History 380: Texts and Contexts in The Middle Ages
English 342: Studies in Medieval Literature
English 375: Studies in Digital Media
English 379: Studies in Film
English 516: Survey of Medieval Literature
English 566: Literature, Performance and Visual Narrative

Research/Creative Works

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