Reading, Amity, Ph.D.
English, East College, Room 217
Raymond W. Pence Professor of English, Chair of the English Department, and Director of the German Studies Program
Amity Reading received her B.A. from the University of Chicago, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her primary area of specialization is Old English literature, with subspecialties in world literature, later medieval literature, and Shakespeare. She has published on Old English and later medieval religious poetry. Her research interests include philology and historicism, queer studies, and disability studies. She teaches Chaucer, British Writers I, World Literature, Ethics and Society, and various other classes on medieval and early modern texts.Back to Faculty