Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

Professor Meredith Clermont-Ferrand graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1999 with a PhD in medieval British literature, specializing in medieval women’s mysticism. After two years at the University St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, she joined Eastern’s English Department as the medievalist in 2001. In addition to working as Editor for the literary journal Connecticut Review from 2002-2009, at Eastern Dr. Clermont-Ferrand specializes in Chaucer, the British Literature survey and medieval women mystics. She exercises her love of all literary theories by teaching introductory courses to new English majors.

She is currently Executive Committee Member of the International Hoccleve Society and editor of the International Hoccleve Society Newsletter as well as working as the Social Media Coordinator for the IHS. She works as an outside reader for Florilegium, an annual publication devoted to the study of late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and reviews books for Sixteenth Century Journal.  Dr. Clermont-Ferrand is currently working on a monograph for Rodopi/Brill on protest psychosis in the late Middle Ages.  

Dr. Clermont-Ferrand’s selected publications include:

Jean D’Angoulême’s Copy of The Canterbury Tales: An Annotated Edition of the Bibliothéque Nationale’s fonds anglais 39 (Paris) Edwin Mellen Press (January 30, 2008)

Anglo-Saxon Propaganda in the Bayeux Tapestry (Studies in French Civilization) Edwin Mellen Press (July 2004)

Articles/Book Chapters
“Joan of Arc and the English Chroniclers: Monstrous Presence and Problematic Absence in The Chronicle of London, The Chronicle of William of Worcester, and The Chronicle of the Reigns of Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VII,” (Medieval Chronicle Volume VII). Winter, 2011.

“Laughter in Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel: Utopia as Extra-Textual Place. Viator: Volume 40, No. 2 (2009)

“Marketing the Sacred: Using the Vita Haroldi to Promote Pilgrimage to Waltham Abbey” (Connecticut Review  Volume XXXIIII No. 1)

“Breaking the Sword: The Amazon Eradicates the Whore: Archetypal Representations of St. Joan of Arc” Jungian Readings of Medieval Texts. Mellen Press, February 2003.