Professor of English
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Linda Marie Zaerr is a professor at Boise State University, where she specializes in the interdisciplinary study of Middle English romance. She uses live performance and recordings of narrative and fiddle playing to explore and demonstrate principles indicated by her research. She has written a book, Performance and the Middle English Romance, as well as numerous articles, and she has produced audio and video recordings of Middle English romances. She received an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies from the University of York and a Ph.D. in Middle English Literature from the University of Washington.
- Ph.D., English, University of Washington
- M.A., Medieval Studies, University of York
- B.A., English, Willamette University
Medieval Performance, Middle English Romance, Vielle
- Performance and the Middle English Romance. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2012.
- Sir Orfeo. Companion video for the Norton Anthology of English Literature, 2014.
- “Of Aunters They Began to Tell: Impromptu Story in Medieval England and Modern America.” Telling the Story in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Evelyn B. Vitz. Ed. Kathryn A. Duys, Elizabeth Emery, and Laurie Postlewate. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2015. 13-30.
- “The Off-Board String on the Medieval Fiddle.” Performance Practice Review 19.1 (2014).
- “How the Axe Falls: A Retrospective on Thirty-five Years of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Performance.” Accessus 1.2 (2014).
- ENGL 340 Chaucer
- ENGL 341 Medieval Literature