K. A. Laity is the award-winning author of How to Be Dull, White Rabbit, Dream Book, A Cut-Throat Business, Lush Situation, Owl Stretching, Unquiet Dreams, Chastity Flame, and Pelzmantel, as well as editor of Respectable Horror, Weird Noir, Noir Carnival and Drag Noir. She also writes historical fiction as Kit Marlowe and crime as Graham Wynd. Her bibliography is chock full of short stories, humor, plays and essays, both scholarly and popular. As a 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellow in Galway, Ireland she worked in digital humanities at NUIG. Dr. Laity teaches medieval literature, film, gender studies, digital humanities and popular culture at the College of Saint Rose, where she is also the director of the Digital Humanities Initiative. She divides her time between New York and Scotland.


PhD University of Connecticut 2003 (Medieval Studies);  MA University of Connecticut 1995 (Medieval Studies); AM University of Southern California 1985 (International Relations); AB Michigan State University 1983 (James Madison College – International Relations)


Currently working on Rauf Coilyear (older Scots Charlemagne romance) and on the lookout for any interesting medieval references to colliers

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

13-15 Oct: Occult Humanities, NYU
27-28 Oct: NEPCA Conference, Amherst MA
28-31 Mar: PCA/ACA National, Indianapolis IN


Societas Magica; Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship; Popular Culture Association

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