Faculty Directory » Kisha Tracy

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2017
Monday 12:30 - 1:45
Wednesday 9:30 - 10:45

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 204
Phone: 978-665-4827
Email: ktracy3@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Writing I (ENGL 1100)
British Literature I: Beowulf to Milton (ENGL 2200)
World Literature I (ENGL 2400)
The Structure and Nature of Language (ENGL 2870)
Bible as Literature (ENGL 2600)
The Middle Ages (ENGL 3030)
Chaucer (ENGL 4010)

Education:

Ph.D. Medieval Studies (English, French, and Latin), University of Connecticut
M.A. Medieval Studies (French, English, and Latin), University of Connecticut
B.A. English (Summa cum Laude), University of Evansville

Research Interests:

Medieval and Renaissance British Literature
Chaucerian and Middle English Literature
Penitential History and Literature
Confession
Memory and Recollection
History of the English Language
European (esp. French) Medieval Literature 400-1450
Old English and Beowulf
Norse Literature
Classical Literature
Latin Literature

Current Projects:

Writing Memory: Reinvention and the Tradition of Confession in Middle English Literature (book)
“Julian of Norwich and the Sin of Forgetting” (article)
“Chaucerian Romance and the Temporality of Confession” (article)

Representative Publications:

Book Review:

“The Beginner’s Mindset.” What the Best College Teachers Do. Ken Bain. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2004. Currents in Teaching and Learning 5.1/2 (2012-13): 103-5.

Conference Presentations:

“Lost in the Online Wonderland”; Massachusetts Colleges Online 10th Annual Conference on eLearning Best Practices; Bridgewater State University; June 2014

“From the Monk’s Cell to the Professor’s Office”; Session: “Relevance of the Middle Ages Today”; 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies; Kalamazoo, MI; May 2014

“Once Written, Twice Remembered: The Reader, Saint Margaret, and the Devil”; Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum; Plymouth, NH; April 2014

“Teaching the Archaic in the Modern Classroom”; New England Faculty Development Consortium Fall Conference: “The Interactive Classroom: Collaboration and Learning in Higher Education”; Worcester, MA; November 2013

Conference Round Table Panel:

Co-Organizer, Roundtable; “Medievalists and the Social Media Pilgrimage: The Digital Life of 21st Century Medieval Studies #Digimedievalist,” MassMedieval; 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies; Kalamazoo, MI; May 2014

Colloquia:

Invited Speaker, “Gawain’s Forgetfulness”; Five College Medieval Studies Seminar; UMass-Amherst; December 3, 2013

Publications:

Fielding, Jennifer, Julia Hans, Frank Mabee, Kisha Tracy, Anna Consalvo, and Layne Craig. “Integrated Information Literacy and Student Outcomes in Foundational First-Year Writing.” Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (2014).

“Disability in the Medieval Literary Tradition of the Fisher King.” A World of Difference: Essays on Disability in the Middle Ages. Ed. Joshua R. Eyler (London: Ashgate, 2010). 105-18.

“Defining the Medieval City through Death: A Case Study.” Urban Space in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age. Ed. Albrecht Classen. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture 4 (New York and Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009). 183-204.

“Character Memory and Reinvention of the Past in Béroul’s Roman de Tristan.” Tristania 24 (2006) : 1-15.