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Jennifer Summit
Professor of English

Jennifer Summit is an Associate Professor of English in the School of Humanities and Sciences. She received her B.A. from Vassar College (1987) and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University (1995). He scholarly interests bridge the medieval and early modern periods and focus on the histories of reading, literature, and knowledge, with a special interest in literacy and the disciplines today. She is especially interested in Chaucer; Spenser; pre-18th Century women writers; Reformation English culture and writing; periodization of "medieval" and "Renaissance"; history of books and literary culture.

Her published work includes Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008), which was awarded the Roland H. Bainton Book Prize by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) and the John Ben Snow Foundation Book Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies (NCBS).

Further information is available from her website