Skip Navigation
UT wordmark
College of Liberal Arts wordmark
cwgs masthead
Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Elizabeth Scala

Associate Faculty Ph.D., 1994, Harvard University

Associate Professor
Elizabeth Scala




Chaucer, Medieval romance, manuscript and textual studies, book history, psychoanalysis, historicism, literary theory, literary history, premodern studies, gender and literature, Hitchcock, 

Recent Publications:

Desire in the Canterbury Tales, Ohio State University Press, 2015.

"Yeoman Services:  The Knight, His Critics, and the Pleasures of Historicism," Chaucer Review 45.2 (2010):194-221

"Seeing Red:  The Ellesmere Iconography of Chaucer's Nun's Priest," Word & Image 26.4 (2010): 381-92.

"The Gender of Historicism" in The Post-Historical Middle Ages  (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 191-214.

"Desire in the Canterbury Tales:  Sovereignty and Mastery Between the Wife and Clerk," Studies in the Age of Chaucer31 (2009): 81-108.

"The Women in Chaucer's Marriage Group," Medieval Feminist Forum 45.1 (2009): 50-56.


Current Project in Process:

Shakespeare's Chaucer Book

Research Subject Headings: Gender

Affiliated Research/Academic Unit


Chaucer, Medieval literature, Textual Studies, Book History, Shakespeare, Literary Theory, Hitchcock, Nabokov
bottom border