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Miriamne Ara Krummel

Professor of English, University of Dayton

Dr. Krummel’s first book, Crafting Jewishness in Medieval England: Legally Absent, Virtually Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), launched her journey into medieval Jews – both ontologically present and physically absent. Her second book is a volume co-edited with Tison Pugh (the University of Central Florida): Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). This volume won the Idaho State University Teaching Literature Book Award for 2019. Jews in Medieval England figures as a multidisciplinary effort that provides readers with ideas for educating students about a people who were held hostage to myths about their violent nature – particularly in reference to the centuries-old libel of “Christ killers.”

Dr. Krummel’s third book, The Medieval Postcolonial Jew, In and Out of Time, investigates the making of anno domini [the year of our Lord] temporality. Dr. Krummel completed this book during a fellowship year at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. The Medieval Postcolonial Jew reveals that anno domini temporality, in becoming the standard way of telling time and marking calendars, marginalizes the people who follow any allegedly replaced and outmoded temporalities.

Dr. Krummel is also at work on a fourth book project for University of Florida Press, currently entitled An Introduction to English Jewish Literature in Medieval England, 900s-1300s. This book turns to visible and invisible subjects, both real and fictionalized as a way of (re)assembling a more comprehensive vision of the lives led and the literature written by medieval English Jews.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of English, University of Dayton
  • 2015–2016
    Visiting Associate Professor, University of Michigan