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Assistant Professor of English
Phone: ext. 2366
Email: Joey.McMullen@centenaryuniversity.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D., English and Celtic Literatures and Languages, Harvard University, 2015
  • A.M., Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 2011
  • B.A., English; Comparative Humanities, Bucknell University, 2009


Joey joined the Centenary faculty after a brief stint as Lecturer in Medieval Literature at Harvard University, where he received his PhD the previous year. Joey is the medieval specialist in the English department, but also has interests in ecocriticism, the digital humanities, early modern literature, the history of the English language, and young adult literature. He did his undergraduate work at Bucknell University, where he gained a deep appreciation for the liberal arts education model. He enjoys traveling and hiking, and is an avid ultimate frisbee player.


The Legacy of Boethius in Medieval England: The Consolation and its Afterlives. Forthcoming from ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies). Editor, with Erica Weaver.

Gerald of Wales: New Perspectives on a Medieval Writer and Critic. Forthcoming from the University of Wales Press. Editor, with Georgia Henley.

Articles (selected):

“Rewriting the Ecclesiastical Landscape of Early Medieval Northumbria in the Lives of Cuthbert,” Anglo-Saxon England 43 (2014): 57-98.

“‘Forr þeʒʒre sawle need’: The Ormulum, Vernacular Theology, and a Tradition of Translation in Early England,” English Studies 95.3 (2014): 256-277.

“The Communication of Culture: Speech and the ‘Grail’ Procession in Historia Peredur vab Efrawc,” Arthuriana 23.3 (2013): 26-44.

“Improper Requests and Unjust Satire: Problems with the Field of Cultural Production in Tromdám Guaire,” Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 32 (2012): 198-213.

“Enwau ac Anryfeddodau Ynys Prydain and a Tradition of Topographical Wonders in Medieval Britain,” Studia Celtica Fennica IX (2012): 36-53.