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Krista Sue-Lo Twu - Department of English

Dr. Krista Sue-Lo Twu

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Associate Professor, Medieval Literature
English Department Head
411 Humanities

About me

What I’m Reading Right Now:

Stag's Leap: Poems by Sharon Olds (2012)
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson (2012)

What I’m Writing Right Now:

A Modern English Critical Translation of Raymund of Penyafort’s Summa de Poenitentia, a 13th-Century Treatise on the Sacrament of Penitence.

The Best Poem of All Time:

Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requires?
nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.

(Catullus, Poem 85, ca. 50ad)

Recent publications and Research Interests Teaching Interests and Courses

Research Interests: Medieval Literature in Middle English and Latin, Religious Literature, Theology and Canon Law.

Recent Publications:

“Chaucer's Vision of the Tree of Life: Crossing the Road with the Rood in the Parson’s Tale,” Chaucer Review 39.4 (2005).
Review Article: Mark Miller, Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex, and Agency in the Canterbury Tales (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Carmina Philosophiae 15 (2006).
“The Awntyrs off Arthure: Reliquary for Romance,” Arthurian Literature XX (2003).

Book Review: Joel C. Relihan, The Prisoner’s Philosophy: Life and Death in Boethius’s Consolation. University of Notre Dame Press, 2007, in Speculum, Vol. 84, No. 4(Oct. 2009).

Teaching Interests: Medieval & Renaissance Literature, Comparative Literature, Religious Literature, Critical Theory, Literary History, Codicology, Paleography, Philology.

Engl.1535: King Arthur in Literature, History and Art
Engl.3501: British Literature I (Origins-1800)
Engl.3222: Shakespeare
Engl.5312: Chaucer
Engl.5533: English Literature before 1800 (various topics)
“Love in the Time of Plague”
“Mapping the Heavens”
“Sinners and Saints”
“Hell: Sin and Punishment in Medieval Literature”
Engl.5821: History of the English Language
Engl.5661: Publishing the Middle Ages
Engl.8171: British Literature before 1800 (various topics)
Engl.8906: Introduction to Critical Theory

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