Kaylin O'Dell, PhD

Assistant Professor, English

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Education

  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MA, Cornell University
  • BA, Vassar College

Research Interests

  • Old and Middle English Literature
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Digital Humanities
  • Drama and Performance Studies
  • Medieval French Literature 

Works in Progress

  • Theater of the Mind: Dramatic Interiority in the Middle Ages (Book manuscript).
  • “Modern Marginalia: Digital Annotation in the Classroom (Article and software development in progress).
  • “’A Council of Wise Men’: Christine de Pizan and the (Inter)National Politics of Warfare” (Article in Progress).

Publications

  • “Dramatizing Devotion in the Old English Vercelli Homily IV,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Vol. 117, No. 1 (2018).

Presentations

  • “Performance and Interiority in Old English Devotional Literature.” Concepts and Practices of Performance II. 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2019.
  • “’A Council of Wise Men’: Christine de Pizan and the (Inter)National Politics of Warfare.” Medieval Academy of America, March 2019.
  • “Picturing the Whale: Emoji Dick and the Limits of Digital Adaptation.” 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2017.
  • “Receiving Augustine: The Old English Soliloquies as Spiritual Exercise.” International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Eighteenth Biennial Meeting, July 2017.
  • “Mind Games: Performing Virtue and Vice in the Old English Psychomachia.” Medieval Academy of America, April 2017.
  • “Be his Agnum Ingeþance: Dialogue and Devotional Scripting in King Alfred’s Translations.” 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2016.
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Courses Taught

  • ENG-113 Intro to World Drama I
  • ENG-213 English Literature I