Dr. Jeffery G. Stoyanoff

Dr. Jeffery G. Stoyanoff

Dr. Jeffery G. Stoyanoff

Assistant Professor
Gregory Lucey Admin Center, 3rd Floor, Office 384
p: 251-380-4644
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), English, Duquesne University (2015);
Master Degree, English, Duquesne University (2010); 

Bachelor of Arts, English/Education, summa cum laude, Saint Francis University (2007)

Dr. Stoyanoff specializes in medieval English literature, particularly medieval drama and Middle English poetry. He enjoys teaching texts from this period using both historical and critical approaches, particularly gender theory, cultural studies, and Actor-Network Theory. He currently is working on a project that focuses on medieval drama.

Selected Courses

ENG 240: Intro to Poetry
ENG 295: Medieval Masculinities
ENG 320: Medieval Drama
ENG 321: Chaucer
ENG 493: Beowulf and Old English Poetry

ENG 495: Fantasy Literature


“Dramatic Networks: Marginalized Economics and Labor in The Norwich Grocers' Play." Forthcoming in Early Theatre 21.2 (December 2018).

“Forbidding Feminine Grief: Affective Exploitation in the Brome Sacrifice of Isaac.” Grief and Gender in the Middles Ages. Ed. Lee Templeton. Explorations in Medieval Culture series, Brill Academic Publishers. Forthcoming. 

"Covetousness in Book 5 of Confessio Amantis: A Medieval Precursor to Neoliberalism.” Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media. 4.2 (2018).                  

"The “English” Knight: Creating Medieval Transnationalism in Sir Beves of Hamtoun.” Literature Compass. 14.2 (2017).

“Beginnings and Endings: Narrative Framing in Confessio Amantis.” South Atlantic Review 79.3-4 (2015): 51-64.


“Gower’s “Trojan Horse”: Metaphor, Reading, and Networks.” New Chaucer Society Congress in Toronto, ON, 10-15 July 2018.

“Networks of Consent in John Gower’s “Tale of the Rape of Lucrece.” 44th Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. 13-14 April 2018.

“Performing Social Cannibalism: ‘Hands-on’ Supplantation in John Gower’s ‘The Tale of Pope Boniface’.” Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America in Atlanta, GA, 1-3 March 2018.

“Fowl Play: Birds and Social Bonds in ‘Tereus, Procne, and Philomela’.” 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, 11-14 May 2017.

“Dramatic Networks: Marginalized Economics and Labor in The Norwich Grocers’ Play.” 43rd Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. 10-11 March 2017.