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Katherine Little

Professor of English Literature, University of Colorado Boulder

Katie Little received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and her PhD from Duke University. She taught at Vassar College and Fordham University before coming to the University of Colorado Boulder in 2011. She has published two books, the first on the late medieval heresy, Lollardy — Confession and Resistance: Defining the Self in Late Medieval England (University of Notre Dame Press, 2006) and the second on the emergence of pastoral — Transforming Work: Early Modern Pastoral and Late Medieval Poetry (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013). She has also published essays on Chaucer, Spenser, the Piers Plowman tradition, and the Wycliffites and co-edited two essay collections: a special issue on “Medieval Materiality” in English Language Notes and Think Romance!, a volume devoted to medieval romance, now in process. Her research and teaching interests include late medieval literature and religion, the Reformation, and Edmund Spenser’s poetry. At present she is working on a book on the intersection of humanism and late medieval poetic forms in sixteenth-century England.


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    Professor of English Literature, University of Colorado Boulder