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Rosalynn Voaden


Rosalynn Voaden is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University. She was born in England, grew up in Canada and received her M.A. from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She returned to England where she studied for her D.Phil. at the University of York. She then spent three years as a research gellow at St Anne's College, Oxford, before returning to York to teach for a year. She came to ASU in 1998.

Voaden was director of undergraduate studies for the English Department for four years. She taught the Survey of English Literature 800-1800, upper division courses in medieval literature, and graduate seminars in her area of specialization. This specialization includes the writings of medieval women visionaries, hagiography, and late-14th century English literature. She is currently co-editing "The Yale Guide to Medieval Holy Women," and working on a monograph titled "Household Saints," which examines the tension between domesticity and holiness in late-medieval Europe.

  • Ph.D. University of York, U.K.
  • M.A. University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada