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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Julie Orlemanski

english department


Assistant Professor

B.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Harvard University

Stokes Hall S407
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3718
Fax: 617-552-4220

Spring 2013

  • EN305 - Weird Style: Greatness and Strangeness/Medieval Writers
  • EN821 - Violence in Medieval Literature

Academic Profile

Specializes in medieval literature, the history of medicine, and literary and critical theory. She is completing a book on medicine, embodiment, and narrative in late medieval England.


  • “Genre,” forthcoming in A Handbook of Middle English Studies (2012), ed. Marion Turner
  • “Jargon and the Matter of Medicine in Middle English,” forthcoming in The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42.2 (2012)
  • “How to Kiss a Leper,” forthcoming in postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 3.2 (2012)
  • “Physiognomy and Otiose Practicality,” in Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 23.2 (2011)
  • “A Silence in the Family Tree: The Genealogical Subject in Heldris of Cornwall’s Silence,” in Individualism: The Cultural Logic of Modernity (2011), ed. Zubin Meer
  • “Miracles of Healing,” in The Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage (2009), ed. Larissa Taylor

Book Project

Symptomatic Subjects: Bodies, Signs, and Narratives in Late Medieval England