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    Assistant Professor
    Department of English
    206D Morton Hall
    (256) 824-2363
    joseph.taylor@uah.edu


    Education:
    Ph.D English- University of Texas at Austin (Dec. 2009)
    B.A. History, B.A. English, M.A. English- Virginia Tech


    Interests:
    medieval literature and culture, Old and Middle English, critical theory, regionalism and nationalism, intersections of bio-power, political theology and ecocriticism




    Current Projects:
    • "Arthur's Biopolitical Milieu: Waterways and Conquest in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia" (article in preparation)
    • "Chaucer's Profane Communities: Working Like the Devil in the Friar's Tale" (article in preparation)
    • An Uncanny North: The North-South Divide in Medieval England (monograph in preparation)
    • Fluid Spaces: Biopolitics and Premodern Landscapes (book project in development)

    Publications:
    • The Politics of Ecology: Land, Life, and Law in Medieval Britain, co-edited with Randy P. Schiff (SUNY-Buffalo) (under review)
      • "Introduction: From Forest to City: Ecocriticism and Biopolitics" in The Politics of Ecology
      •  "Sovereign Ecologies: Securing the Royal Flesh in Anglo-Norman Historiography" in The Politics of Ecology
    • Review of Lynn Staley. The Island Garden: England's Language of Nation from Gildas to Marvell. University of Notre Dame Press, 2012. Journal of English and  Germanic Philology 113.3 (2014).