Dr Pamela L Troyer
King Center 456
Areas of interest and teaching: Medieval English literature, manuscript culture of late Medieval England, European Medieval literature, literature of the ancient Greece and Rome, early world literature, and mythology.
I also teach History of the English Language and Analyzing English for the Linguistics program and contribute to our department's secondary education concentration, including language arts pedagogy and the Common Core standards.
ENG 2110 World Literature I: Beginnings to 1600
ENG 2150 Legends of Troy
ENG 2310 British Literature I: Beginnings to Late 1700s
ENG 3011 Analyzing English
ENG 3020 History of the English Language
ENG 3030 Classical Mythology (a general studies course until
ENG 3040 Myth and Literature
ENG 3100 Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton
ENG 412A Images of Women in the Classical World
ENG 411L Arthur and Myths of the British Isles
ENG 411M Medieval and Renaissance Epic
ENG 413F Major Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
ENG 1010 Composing Argument (including First-Year Success sections)
Currently working on a textbook/companion text for a world history or world literature course that covers the centuries between 500 and 1500 CE. The specific events bookending the period are 452 when Attila the Hun invaded Rome and 1497-99 when the Portuguese sailor Vasco de Gama reached India. It begins with the expansion, migration, and conquests of the people of the Eurasian steppes and extends outward to points in Eurasia and northern Africa, including mythologies of the Americas and Oceania, acknowledging that these are contaminated by early-modern colonial forces.
Also working on articles related to a project of introducing Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale to readers outside of a traditional medieval literature classroom, reinforcing the contemporary relevance of a "medieval" story.
And on an article on a manuscript recently acquired by the Getty Foundation, The Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies, in which I argue the direct correlation of the grotesque violence of chivalric crusade and the features of the corresponding courtly love narrative that seek to absolve the sins of murder.
Editing a digital edition of an early 15th century -Piers Plowman-, University College 45, Bodleian Library, Oxford University for the The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive.
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, "X-treme Sports: Crusades and Courtship in the Getty "Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies"," University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (June 2016).
International Piers Plowman Society Congress, "Workshop on Changes to the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive," International Piers Plowman Society, University of Washington. (July 2015).
Higher Education Diversity Summit (HEDS), ""Other People's Children/Other People's English: Teaching Toward Inclusive Excellence"," MSU: Office of Institutional Diversity, MSU. (April 10, 2015).
New Chaucer Society Biannual Congress, "Tabloid Tales: Chaucer Extorts Pious Princesses," New Chaucer Society, Reykjavik, Iceland/University of Iceland. (July 17, 2014).
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Conference, "Custance, Coyotes, and the Language of the Pilgrim/Refugee," Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, Denver. (April 12, 2013).
International Congress on Medieval Studies, "Mixed Materials: a Lollard Source Text?," Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. (May 2012).
English Department Salon, "So Hwaet: Sundiata and Oral Storytelling," Metropolitan State University. (October 15, 2012).
BA Pomona College
MA University of Denver, Medieval Studies
PhD University of Denver, Medieval Studies
New Chaucer Society
International Piers Plowman Society
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Society
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Modern Language Association
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