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Marilynn R. Desmond

Distinguished Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric


  • PhD, University of California at Berkeley
  • MA, University of Oregon
  • BA, Sonoma State University

Research Interests

  • Medieval literature
  • classics and medieval narrative
  • Chaucer
  • feminist theory / queer theory
  • manuscript studies
  • francophone middle ages


  • University Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring (2002-2003)