Heather Blatt

Heather Blatt

Professor Blatt specializes in the literature and culture of late medieval England, that of the end of the fourteenth century to the opening decades of the sixteenth. She has received her Ph.D. in English from Fordham University, her M.A. from the University of Virginia, and her B.A. from Cornell University. Her particular interests focus on vernacular media and food cultures, from verse painted on walls and dinner-plates to the poetry of bakers, millers, and alewives. She has published on medieval reading practices and medieval and early modern bookmarks, and hopes one day to convince a designer to create a medieval video game in which Margery Kempe decimates the armies of her foes by bellowing and weeping. Previous course offerings include classes on medieval monstrosity, food, and families. Currently, she is working on a project entitled "Writers Creating Readers: Shaping Literary Participation in Late Medieval England."