medieval literature and culture, Puritan seventeenth century literature and culture, history, medieval and early modern English, literature and religion, literature and law, anthropology and sociology in literature, fencing
Medieval English, Anglo-Irish, and Irish Literature, History of the Book, Codicology and Palaeography, Literature and Science, Literature and the Law
Old English Literature
Middle English Literature
Medieval English Property Law
Medieval French Literature
Narrative Theory, Medieval Literature, Beowulf, Malory, Wittgenstein, Cavell, Levinas, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Ethics, Law&Literature, Ludic Narratives, Medievalisms, Neomedievalisms, Postcolonialisms, Schisms, -isms.
medieval and early modern law and literature, digital humanities, digital pedagogy, critical legal studies, wine, books, kids, and cheese
20th/21st century French/Francophone literature, 20th/21st century American literature, medieval French/English literature/theatre, sexuality studies, comparative literature, cinema and visual cultures, queer theory, law, linguistics.
- English literature from the 14th century to the Reformation
- Scribes, archives, and manuscripts
- Authorship and literary culture
- Law and literature
- Political writing and intellectual history
- Travel, Anglo-European contact, and global medieval literature
I am a Comparative Literature professor. My research focuses on European Renaissance and Baroque Cultures. I am particularly interested in (1) Law and Literature (rhetoric, narration, and the law); (2) Classic, Renaissance and Baroque poetics; (3) Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Novella; (4) the picaresque novel and its relationship to confessional discourse, hagiography, and books of conduct; and (5) the politics of monstrous representation in Renaissance and Baroque theater.You can se some of my publications at http://uprrp.academia.edu/CRabell
Hebrew Bible; ancient Near East; biblical, cuneiform, and early Jewish law; law and literature; Semitic linguistics My work examines the Hebrew Bible in comparison with ancient Near Eastern sources and draws on contemporary legal and literary theory and linguistics, with further recourse to ancient Jewish sources and medieval exegesis. I am currently transforming my dissertation into a book entitled Legal Practice, Legal Writing: The Biblical Bailment Law and Divine Justice. I am Acquisitions Editor of Hebrew Bible, Ancient Near East, and Jewish Studies at Gorgias Press. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am currently Visiting Research Fellow in Judaic Studies at CUNY Brooklyn College.
Old English, Anglo-Latin, medieval law, monasticism, exegesis and the history of hermeneutics (both medieval and modern), paleography and codicology, and critical theory