Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of English
Emily Steiner, Professor of English, is the Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of English. A medievalist who specializes in 14th- and 15th-century English literature and culture, Steiner’s research interests extend to natural history and the history of encyclopedism, law and literature, drama and ritual performance, and Jewish-Christian relations in the Middle Ages. She is the author of three books, Documentary Culture and the Making of Medieval English Literature, Reading ‘Piers Plowman’, and the just-released John Trevisa’s Information Age: Knowledge and the Pursuit of Literature, c.1400. Steiner serves as a trustee of the New Chaucer Society and Director of the International Piers Plowman Society. Her teaching has been recognized with several awards, including the Medieval Academy of America’s CARA Teaching Award and the University’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Teaching Award.