Marisa Libbon

Assistant Professor of Literature and Medieval Studies. Prof. Libbon received her Ph.D. and M.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and also holds an M.Phil. in English Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford, where she was trained in the paleography and codicology of English manuscript books. Professor Libbon specializes in the literatures of medieval England, including Old and Middle English, Anglo-Norman, and Latin.  Her current research, which examines the role medieval manuscript culture played in the popular and institutional mediation of retrospection and collective identity in late-medieval England, received the Medieval Academy of America’s Schallek Fellowship in 2011-2012.  She is a founding member of the Early Middle English Society (EMES), and serves on the Editorial Board of EMES’s Archive of Early Middle English (AEME).In addition to teaching literature and medieval studies at Bard, she is affiliated with Bard’s Experimental Humanities concentration, developing and teaching courses such as “The Book Before Print” for students interested in the convergence of medieval studies and the digital humanities.