Publications and Editorial Work

Publications

SCHOLARLY/ ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Edited Collection

Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth (co-edited with Misty Urban and Deva Kemmis), under contract with Brill Publishing’s Explorations in Medieval Culture series. (forthcoming)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Acts of Exile, Acts of Hospitality: Situating the Lai of Emaré and the Constance Group in the English Literary Exile Tradition” (Invited revise and resubmit)

“Conduct and Character: The Overlooked Importance of the Feast in Medieval Robin Hood Tales” (revised and resubmitted)

“He Dreams of Dragons: Alchemical Imagery in Arthur’s Dream Vision.” Arthuriana 27.1 (Spring 2017), 73-94.

“Prdn Me? Text Speak, Middle English, and Chaucer’s ‘Pardoner’s Tale.'” SMART: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 22.1 (Spring 2015). 75-85.

“From Propaganda to Product: The Arthurian Legend in Modern Tarot Decks.” Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception 3:2(2013): pp. 381-406.
(Available online: https://relegere.org/relegere/article/view/579)

“Bridging the Gap: Using Young Adult Literature with the Classics in the Secondary Classroom.” Virginia English Bulletin. 56:2 (Fall, 2006). Pp. 19-29.

Peer-Reviewed Chapters and Essays

“Thryth” (ms under review)

“The Alchemical Transformation of Melusine” (ms accepted for publication)

“Author as Nation-Crafter: Teaching The Lord of the Rings in an Epic Course.”  Approaches to Teaching Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Other Works, Ed. Leslie A. Donovan. New York: MLA, 2015. 176-183.

“Episodic Arthur: ‘Merlin,’ ‘Camelot,’ and the Medieval Literary Romance Tradition.” Television Medievalisms. Eds. Carolyn Kinane and Meriem Pages. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 99-121.

“Species or Specious? Authorial Choices and the Parliament of Fowls.” Rethinking Chaucerian Beasts. Ed. Carolynn Van Dyke. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Pp. 233-248.

Articles In Progress

“Public Displays of Affliction: Women’s Wounds in Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur” (ms under review)

“Fear and Loathing in Camelot: Emotional Outbursts and the Figure of Gawain in Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur” (ms. in preparation)

“ ‘O Sowdanesse, roote of iniquitee […] Virago…!’: Protecting the Status Quo in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale.” (ms. in revision)

Signed Encyclopedia Articles

“Melusine.” Encyclopedia of British Medieval Literature, eds. Sian Echard and Robert Rouse. Wiley-Blackwell. Forthcoming.

“Biblical Reception in Spenser”. Encyclopedia of Biblical Reception. Brian Britt, subject editor. De Gruyter, 2013.

“Chronicon Elegiacum”. (Co-Authored with Edward Donald Kennedy.) The Encyclopedia of Medieval Chronicle. E.D. Kennedy, subject editor. Brill, 2010. Pp. 331-332.

“Compilatio de gestis Britonum et Anglorum”. The Encyclopedia of Medieval Chronicle. E.D. Kennedy, subject editor. Brill, 2010. Pp. 484-485.

“Charles Lamb.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, Ed. Facts on File, 2010. Pp.227-229.

“Essays of Elia.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, Ed. Facts on File, 2010. Pp. 124-125.

“Leigh Hunt.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, Ed. Facts on File, 2010. Pg. 189.

“Mary Lamb.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, Ed. Facts on File, 2010. Pg. 229.

“Ode on a Grecian Urn.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, Ed. Facts on File, 2010. Pp.209-210.

“William Wordsworth.” Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Andrew Maunder, Ed. Facts on File, 2010. Pp. 494-498.

“Memory in Literature.” General Themes in Literature. Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Ed. Routledge, September 2010.

“Ambition in Julius Caesar.” General Themes in Literature. Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Ed. Routledge,  September 2010.

“Guilt in Julius Caesar.” General Themes in Literature. Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Ed. Routledge,  2010.

” Iconography of the Virgin at Notre Dame, Paris.” The Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Rita Tekippe, subject editor. Brill, October 2009. Pg. 473.

 “Astrophil and Stella #18.” The Facts on File Companion to  British Poetry Before 1600. Michelle M. Sauer, Ed. Routledge: 2008. Pg 43.

“Astrophil and Stella # 33. The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600. Michelle M. Sauer, Ed. Routledge: 2008. Pg 48.

“Astrophil and Stella # 61.” The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600. Michelle M. Sauer, Ed. Routledge: 2008. Pg 56.

“Astrophil and Stella #64.” The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600. Michelle M. Sauer, Ed. Routledge: 2008. Pp 57-58.

“The Nightingale.” The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600. Michelle M. Sauer, Ed. Routledge: 2008. Pp 288-289.

“Spenser’s Amoretti IV.” The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600. Michelle M. Sauer, Ed. Routledge: 2008. Pp 13-14.

Reviews

Review: Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church, by Richard Firth Green.” Forthcoming in Arthuriana.

“Review: Medieval Science Fiction, Carl Kears and James Paz, Eds.” Forthcoming in The Heroic Age.

“Review: Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern England, by Tara E. Pedersen. The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.

Review: Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England, by Katherine Eggert.”  The Sixteenth Century Journal 47.4 (2016), 1106-7.

Review: Romancing Treason, by Megan G. Leitch.” Hortulus: The Online Graduate Medieval Studies Journal 12:1 (Spring, 2016). https://hortulus-journal.com/journal/volume-12-number-2-2016/melissa-ridley-elmes/

“Review:  The Wake, by Paul Kingsnorth.” International Association of Robin Hood Studies Bulletin (Spring 2016). http://robinhoodscholars.blogspot.com/2016/04/reviews-from-greenwood-melissa-ridley.html

“Review: Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking and the Table, by Massimo Montanari.” The Sixteenth Century Journal 47.1 (2016): 178-179.

“Review: Verse and Transmutation: A Corpus of Middle English Alchemical poetry, by Anke Timmermann. Hortulus: The Online Graduate Medieval Studies Journal 11.2 (Fall, 2015). Jenny Catherine Bledsoe and Melissa Ridley Elmes, Eds. Web. https://hortulus-journal.com/elmes/

“Review: The Modulated Scream: Pain in Late Medieval Culture, by Esther Cohen.” Hortulus: The Online Graduate Medieval Studies Journal 7:1 (Spring, 2013) Meghan Glass and Beth Fischer, Eds. Web. https://hortulus-journal.com/journal/volume-9-number-1-2013/ridley-elmes/

“Review: Malory: The Life and Times of Arthur’s Biographer (Christina Hardyment)”. Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal in Medieval Studies, Grace Windsor, Ed. (2011) Available Online. https://hortulus-journal.com/journal/volume-6-number-1-2010/elmes/

“Review: Of Giants: Sex, Monsters & The Middle Ages, by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen.”  Hortulus: The Online Graduate Medieval Studies Journal. Grace Windsor, Ed. Available online: http://www.hortulus.net/~hortulus/index.php/Of_Giants:_Sex%2C_Monsters%2C_and_the_Middle_Ages_by_Jeffrey_Jerome_Cohen

“Review: Magic in the Middle Ages, by Richard Kieckhefer.” Hortulus: The Online Graduate Medieval Studies Journal. 4:1 (2008). Karina Ashe, Ed. Available online: http://www.hortulus.net/~hortulus/index.php/The_Book_Review

Review: At Large and At Small, by Anne Fadiman.” Ink Quarterly. 2:3 (Summer 2007). Pp. 7-9. Available on-line: http://members.gcronline.com/writersstudio/Summer%202008.pdf

NON-ACADEMIC WRITING (FICTION AND NONFICTION)

“The World According to Anna.” International Library of Poetry, 2006. Pg. 13.

“Mommy-Writer: Finding the Time to Write.” The Writer’s Studio Journal. 1:2 Spring 2006. Pp. 5 – 9.

“Waste Knot, Want Naught.” The Blotter. July, 2006. Pg. 13.

“Living Whiff a Writer.” The Writer’s Studio Journal. 1:3 Summer 2006.

“Big Top Cycle.” Sweetbay Anthology. Prize Books, 2006. Pp. 50-53.

“Finding the Rhythm.” Writer’s Studio Journal, Winter 2007. Pp. 8-11.

“Writer’s Log.” Writer’s Studio Journal, Spring 2007. Pp. 10-11.

“Ovarian Whosit-Whatsits and Primetime TV.” The Blotter. Garrison Somers, Editor-in-Chief. November, 2007. Pp. 6-7.

“Identity Crisis.” Ink Quarterly. 3:1 (Winter 2007-2008). Pg. 11.

“The Bigger Picture.” Ink Quarterly. 3:3(Summer 2008). Pp. 15-17.

“The Witness.” 2010 Poetry Journal, Donna Brauda, Ed. CreateSpace, 2009.

“Upon Viewing Gentile da Fabriano’s Adoration of the Magi.” 2010 Poetry Journal, Donna Brauda, Ed. CreateSpace, 2009.

I have also written numerous articles for the local papers on theatrical events in the area as well as feature stories; bibliographic record and writing samples available upon request.

Editorial Work

Senior Editor 2015-2016; Junior Editor (2014-2015); Assistant Editor (2012) of Hortulus, The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies. http://hortulus-journal.com/

Co-editor of Lenses: Approaches to Literature, Second Edition (Hayden McNeill, 2014).

Editorial Assistant for the Anne Finch digital archive: http://library.uncg.edu/dp/annefinch/

Annotations for the updated Mary Hays Female Biography, Gina Luria Walker, ed., Chawton House, 2012-2013. (Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn, Margaret D’Anjou, Elizabeth Lucar, Lady Arabella Seymour, Countess of Desmond).

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