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Susan Crane

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Title Professor
Department English-Compar Lit
Email sc2298@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 5789
Address 616 Philosophy Hall
Mail Code: 4927
United States

B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., Berkeley. Susan Crane specializes in English and French medieval literature and culture. The consequences of the Norman conquest for Britain's linguistic, literary, and social history are the focus of Insular Romance: Politics, Faith, and Culture in Anglo-Norman and Middle English Literature (California UP 1986) and subsequent articles on insular bilingualism. Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (Princeton UP 1992) argues for interrelations between literary genres and ideologies of sexuality. The Performance of Self: Ritual, Clothing, and Identity During the Hundred Years War (Pennsylvania UP 2002) investigates pre-modern identity as it is expressed in secular rituals such as tournaments, weddings, and mummings. Current projects explore the purposes of translation in the late Middle Ages, and the relations between humans and animals in medieval thought and practice.