Research InterestsMedieval Literature
Kathy Lavezzo specializes in medieval literary studies with special attention to issues of community, nationhood and social hierarchy; cultural geography and medieval cartography; Christian-Jewish relations; economy and trade; race and ethnicity; and gender and sexuality. Her articles on medieval literature have appeared in Studies in the Age of Chaucer, New Medieval Literatures and PMLA. Her most recent book, The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton, understands the mapping of Jews in English texts as richly responsive to the appearance of a secular and market-driven urban society in a Christian milieu. With Lisa Lampert-Weissig, Kathy is the principal investigator for a digital humanities project, Remappings. Her scholarship has been supported by a Frankel Institute Fellowship at the University of Michigan and a Solmsen Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Imagining a Medieval English Nation. University of Minnesota Press, 2003. Editor.
Angels on the Edge of the World: Geography, Literature, and English Community, 1000-1534. Cornell University Press, 2006.
Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations. Editor, with Roze Hentschell
The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton. Cornell University Press, 2016.