Dr. Jeffery G. Stoyanoff

Dr. Jeffery G. Stoyanoff

Dr. Jeffery G. Stoyanoff

Assistant Professor
Gregory Lucey Admin Center, 3rd Floor, Office 384
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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 Middle English literature, particularly John Gower’s Confessio Amantis and medieval drama. He enjoys teaching texts from this period using both historical and critical approaches, particularly gender theory and cultural studies. He is currently working on his first book project, “Social Gower: The Social Poetic of Confessio Amantis.” 

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

Selected Publications

 “Forbidding Feminine Grief: Affective Exploitation in the Brome Sacrifice of Isaac” under contract for inclusion in Grief and Gender in the Middles Ages. Ed. Lee Templeton. Collection under review for Explorations in Medieval Culture series, Brill Academic Publishers, 2016

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

 Selected Presentations

“Making America ‘Great’ Again: Gower’s Tale of Virgil’s Mirror and the Disastrous Potential of President Trump.” 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, 12-15 May 2016

“The York Last Judgment : The Pavement as Unnatural Space.” 42nd Annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. 1-2 April 2016

“Lovers Cannot Be Brothers: Public Deceit and Private Intention in The Knight’s Tale.” Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association. Austin, TX, 7-10 January 2016

“Forbidding Feminine Grief: Affective Exploitation in the Brome Sacrifice of Isaac.” 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, 14-17 May 2015