Dr. Katie Peebles

Associate Professor

Literature & Languages

Katie Peebles

Contact Information

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Butler Hall, G120

Academic Credentials

B.A., Smith College
M.A./M.A., English/Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University
Other study: Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Teaching Areas

  • Medieval literature and cultures
  • Middle English literature
  • Women writers of the Middle Ages
  • English, French, and Italian dream-visions and tales
  • Travel writing

Research Interests

  • Medieval urban legends
  • Medievalism
  • John Gower and medieval language ideologies
  • Heritage construction and the invention of traditions
  • History of the book

Combining her interests in medieval studies and folklore, and in English, French, and Italian literature, Dr. Katie Peebles teaches undergraduate and graduate courses from an interdisciplinary perspective.

She has taught in the DISCOVER program and encourages student research at all levels. Her own research areas include medieval urban legends (think of poisoned apples), heritage construction (flying monks), and medieval British multilingualism (with manuscript illustration of squirrels’ property rights).

Dr. Peebles coordinates foreign language courses and advises the French and Spanish minors.