Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 322
Phone: (401) 863-3735
Ph.D. Indiana University, 2011
M.A. Indiana University, 2002
A.B. Brown University, 1999
Lesley Jacobs researches the themes of kinship and violence in comparative medieval literatures, which will be the focus of her upcoming book project, Around the Irish Sea. Her work covers narratives in Old Norse, Old English, Middle English, Old Irish, and Old Welsh literatures. Other scholarly interests include the doubled themes of brother-sister incest and the sister's son in medieval literature and the modern reception and fictional uses of the Middle Ages.
Lesley Jacobs received her A.B. in English and Classics from Brown University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Indiana University. Published articles include "Trouble in the Island of the Mighty: Kinship and Violence in Branwen uerch Lŷr" in Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies and "Idealized Images of Wales in the Fiction of Edith Pargeter/ Ellis Peters" in the edited collection Mass Market Medieval: Essays on the Middle Ages in Popular Culture. Before coming to Brown as a Mellon fellow, she taught at Indiana University and Minnesota State University, Mankato.