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Medieval Studies at FSU

JAMIE C. FUMO, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Princeton (2003), M.A. Princeton (2001), B.A. University of Massachusetts-Amherst (1998). Dr. Fumo specializes in medieval English literature and culture, particularly Chaucer and his contemporaries, with a subsidiary interest in classical reception. Her work engages the dynamic relationships between literary texts and traditions, medieval conceptions of authorship and authorial exchanges, and the operation of premodern textualities. She is fascinated by how early literary texts constitute and contemplate themselves, and how they talk back—and sometimes forward—to other texts.

Most recently, Dr. Fumo has completed a monograph that provides a rigorous and critically balanced assimilation of Chaucer's Book of the Duchess, the story of its reception and dissemination, and the major trends in its interpretive history into the fabric of twenty-first century Chaucer studies. Current projects include an edited collection of essays on new directions in Book of the Duchess scholarship and a book project on the cultural significance and literary representation of shadows in medieval English literature.



Selected Articles and Essays