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Katharine Woodason Jager

Dr. Katharine Jager

Katharine Jager

Associate Professor of English

Office:
713-222-5347
jagerk@uhd.edu

​Katharine Jager is a poet and medieval scholar. Her research interests include poetry and poetics, late medieval labor, gender, and identity, aesthetics, lyric and lyric theory, form and formalism, the events of the Peasants’ Rebellion of 1381, and performativity.

She the editor of Vernacular Aesthetics: Politics, Performativity, and Reception in the Later Middle Ages, From Literature to Music. (Palgrave, 2019) and her poetry has appeared in Found Magazine, The Gettysburg Review, Commonweal, and Friends Journal, among other publications.

PhD, English literature, with a certificate in medieval studies, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2007
MFA, Creative Writing (poetry), New York University, 2001

BA, English literature with a concentration in gender and women’s studies, Grinnell College, 1998

ENG 3337 Medieval Literature and Culture
ENG 3311 Studies in Poetry
ENG 3340 Poetry and Pilgrimage
ENG 4312 Major Authors: Chaucer

ENG 3309 Intro to Creative Writing
ENG 2313 Survey of English Literature, Beginnings to 1800
ENG 1302 Advanced Composition (“More than Just Cheap Eats: The Ethics of Food and Eating”)
ENG 1301 Intro to Composition (“Race, Redlining, and Reparations”)

  • Certificate in Effective Instruction (25 module course), Association of College and University Educators (2020).
  • Certificate, “Medieval Multimodalities" short course, London Rare Books School (2015)
  • Multiple in house UHD Faculty Development grants and Organized Research grants (2009-present)
  • Faculty and Alumni Most Distinguished Dissertation of the Year Award, English Department, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2008)

SCHOLARSHIP:

Jager, Katharine W. ed. Vernacular Aesthetics: Politics, Performativity and Reception in the Later Middle  Ages. New York, Palgrave New Middle Ages Series: 2019. Print.

[forthcoming] “And sok his fil of that licour:’ Maternity, Sovereignty and Song in BL MS Sloane 2593,” in Subjects of Violence, edited by Liza Strakhov, Carissa Harris and Sara Baechle, with an introduction by Elizabeth Robertson. University of Ohio Press, forthcoming 2021.

[forthcoming] “The Harlot and the Gygelot: Translation, Intertextuality and Theft in Medbh McGuckian’s‘The Good Wife Taught Her Daughter,’” in Queering the Muse: Postmodern Medieval Poetry, edited by David Hadbawnik. Medieval Institute Publications, forthcoming 2022.

Jager, Katharine. “Freedom of Belief in the State of Texas,” in Patricia Sommers and Matthew Valentine,eds., Gordon Gee, forward. Campus Carry: Confronting a Loaded Issue in Higher Education.  Boston, Harvard Education Press: 2020. 44-45. Print.


Jager, Katharine. “Introduction: Past Vernaculars,” in Jager, ed., Vernacular Aesthetics: Politics,
Performativity and Reception in the Later Middle Ages. New York, Palgrave New Middle Ages Series: 2019. 1-20. Print.

Jager, Katharine. “‘Stonde Togedyr in Trewthe’: Lyric and Rebellion Among Late Medieval Men,” in Jager, ed., Vernacular Aesthetics: Politics, Performativity and Reception in the Later Middle Ages. New York, Palgrave New Middle Ages Series: 2019. 47-86. Print.

Jager, Katharine. “‘A Claterynge of Knokkes’: Multimodality and Performativity in the ‘Blacksmiths’ Lament.’” SoundingOut! 5/2/16. Web. 5/2/16.

Jager, Katharine. “‘Mony Prowde Wordez’: Pronominal Speech Acts, Community and Identity in Sir Gawain in the Green Knight.” Medieval Feminist Forum 52.1 (2016). 5-41. Print.

Jager, Katharine. “Veronica’s Monocle: On Anger and Late Girlhood.” Delirious Hem. Chick Flix: Girls on Film Series, ed. Jennifer L. Knox. 15 January 2013. Web.

Jager, Katharine. “’Som Deyntee Thyng’: Poetry and Possibility in Chaucer’s Tale of Sir Thopas,” Medieval

Perspectives. 24 (2009 [2011]): 33-45.  Print.

 

POETRY:

“The Word Hoard is Enormous;” “Recuperation and Recitation: The General Prologue;” Scent and the Bestiary;” “For the Makaris;” “Renaissance Technology;” “The Dragon;” “Varieties of Religious Experience;” “Legenda Aurea;” “Iona;” in Hail, Radiant Star: Seven Medievalist Poets, Jane Beall, ed.,Georgetown, KY, Finishing Line Press: 2019. 51-9.

“At the Temple of St. Brecan, Inis Mor,” Found Magazine. 2017. http://volumeten.foundpoetryreview.com/at-the-temple-of-st-brecan-inismor/.

“Lament,” The Gettysburg Review (27.1) Spring 2014: 105. 

“Inscape,” The Gettysburg Review (27.1) Spring 2014: 106.

 “Slaine Abhaile: July the Twelfth Fortnight, Near Portadown.” The Gettysburg Review (27.1) Spring 2014:  107.

“Ars Longa, Vita Brevis,” Before the Door of God, Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson, eds. New Haven, Yale

University Press. 408-9. 2013. Print.

“Against Grief,” Perfect Dragonfly: A Commonplace Book of Poems Celebrating a Decade and a Half of Printing and Publishing at RedDragonflyPress, Scott King, ed. RedWing, MN, RedDragonflyPress, 2012. 143.

"To the Amishwoman Shouting Plautdeutsch into Her Cell Phone, Two Weeks into War," Friends Journal. August 2010: 9.

 

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