University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English


Faculty - Jennifer Sisk

Jennifer Sisk

Jennifer Sisk, Assistant 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

Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 2:30-3:30


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