Lori Garner joined the Rhodes College faculty in Fall 2009. Her teaching and research interests include Old and Middle English literature, the history and structure of the English language, medieval architecture, and studies in folklore and oral traditions. She has published on such topics as the Anglo-Saxon charms, the Old English poems Judith and Andreas, Middle English carols, and proverbs in medieval narrative verse.
Ph.D., English, University of Missouri, Columbia. 2000
M.A., English, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 1995
B.A., cum laude, English, Hendirx College, Conway Arkansas. 1992
FYWS 151 - First Year Writing Seminar
English 190 - Introductory Topics in Literature
English 219 - Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature
English 315 - The English Language
English 319 - Old English Language, Literature, and Culture
English 320 - Medieval Literature
English 325 - Chaucer
Structuring Spaces: Oral Poetics and Architecture in Early Medieval England. Poetics of Orality and Literacy. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2011.
Articles and Chapters
“The History and Poetics of Architecture in LaZamon’s Brut.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the History of Philosophy 40 (2011). Forthcoming.
“Returning to Heorot: Beowulf’s Famed Hall and its Modern Incarnations.” Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies 27.2 (2010): 157-81.
"Andreas and the Mermedonian Cityscape." Essays in Medieval Studies 24 (2007): 53-63.
"The Role of Proverbs in Middle English Narrative." New Directions in Oral Theory. Ed. Mark C. Amodio. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005 255-77.
"Old English Charms in Performance." Oral Tradition 19 (2004): 20-42.
"Medieval Voices." Oral Tradition 18 (2003): 216-18.
"The Art of Translation in the Old English Judith, Studia Neophilologica 73 (2001): 171-83.
"Contexts of Interpretation in the Burdens of Middle English Carols." Neophilologus 84 (2000): 467-82.
"Representations of Speech in the WPA Slave Narratives of Florida and the Writings of Zora Neale Hurston." Western Folklore 59 (2000): 215-31.
With Lynn C. Lewis. "The National Curriculum and the Teaching of Oral Traditions." Teaching Oral Traditions. Ed. John Miles Foley. New York: Modern Language Association, 1998. 403-22. [Rev. Choice 36 (1999): 1611].
With Renée R. Trilling. Ceremonial Culture in Pre-Modern Europe, ed. Nicholas Howe (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007). Western Folklore 68 (2010): 307-309.
Mark C. Amodio. Writing the Oral Tradition: Oral Poetics and Literate Culture in Medieval England.(Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005). Journal of English and Germanic Philology 106 (2007): 131-33.