GES Bio: Nicole Slipp

Year in Program: 4th, PhD

Current Teaching Position: Teaching Assistant for English 100

My work is primarily in late medieval British literature. I am particularly interested in feminist and queer theory. My dissertation examines the aesthetics of power exchange in medieval texts in relation with BDSM. I also produce scholarship on comics.

Conference Presentations:
International Congress on Medieval Studies - "Margery Kempe and BDSM: Masochist Submission to Christ" (May 2015).

NeMLA 2015 - Panel Chair for "Intersections: Complicating Sexualities in Middle English Literature" (April 2015).

MLA 2015 - "Ménage à 3: Gender and Sexual Diversity through Women’s Perspectives". (January 2015)

CanPop - "Tying the Knot: How Superman and Wonder Woman went from Practicing Kink to Being Vanilla". Co-authored with Dan Vena. (May 2014)

Annual Medieval Graduate Student Conference at UPenn - "Marco? Polo! The Search for Identity in Travel Narrative" (February 2014)

NeMLA 2013 - "Loathly Old Ladies: Age and the Wife of Bath" (March 2013)

Dissertation Title:
Power, Performance, and Pleasure: New Medieval Queerness.

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