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Wagner, Erin K.

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Composition
  • Literature (Medieval & Early Modern, Medievalism, British, Science Fiction & Fantasy)
  • Creative Writing

Program/Courses Taught:

  • ENGL 100: Freshman Composition
  • HONR 250: Special Topics (Imagining the Medieval)
  • HUMN 200: Introduction to the Bible
  • HUMN 205: Women’s Studies
  • LITR 100: Introduction to Literature
  • LITR 105: Themes in Literature (Science Fiction & Fantasy: Understanding “the Other”)


“Scriptural Allusion in ll. 38-39 of the Prologue to Piers Plowman,” Yearbook of Langland Studies 30 (2016): 325-329.

“From Hugh to Hugh, or Saint to Saint: Enshrining Medieval Jewish-Christian Relations in the Space and Texts of Lincoln and Its Cathedral,” Enarratio 19 (2015): 30-49.

“Deferential Heresy: Reginald Pecock, William Thorpe, John Oldcastle, and the Danger of Deferring to Episcopal Authority in Late Medieval England,” Essays in Medieval Studies 29 (2014): 85-102.

“Divine Surgeons at Work: The Presence and the Purpose of the Dream Vision in Till We Have Faces,” Mythlore 32.2 (Spring/Summer 2014): 13-30.

“Keeping It in the Family: Beowulf and the Tradition of Familicide in the Kin of Cain,” Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies (Spring 2013).

Research and Grants: I research representations of heresy and religious strife in the vernacular literature of late medieval England.