University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Faculty - Jennifer Sisk

Jennifer Sisk

Jennifer Sisk, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. Yale University
Area of expertise

Medieval Literature and Culture, Religion and Literature, and History of Christianity

Contact Information
Phone: (802) 656-2221 Office: 419 Old Mill

Fall Office Hours: F 3:00 - 5:00;

On Sabbatical Spring 2016

Research interests: The literature and religious culture of late medieval England, particularly the way literary texts think through complex and often controversial religious issues. Narrative poetry (particularly Chaucer, Langland, and Lydgate); visionary texts; hagiography.

Courses taught: Piers Plowman, Chaucer, Hagiography and the Cult of Saints, Medieval Dreams and Visions, Survey of British Literature to 1700, English Language Politics, Malory