Rebecca L Krug

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Rebecca Krug specializes in late medieval English literature and culture. She is currently finishing a book about Margery Kempe. She has also been working on ideas about 'self-help' and emotional experience in the 14th and 15th centuries and on medieval gardens and gardening. Graduate students she has supervised have written dissertations about medieval gossip; sanctity and imitation; alliterative poetry and Troy; and women's speech and the law. Krug was awarded a GAPSA award for graduate advising (2012), the Red Motley Teaching Award at Minnesota (2007), and the Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Harvard University (1998).

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: English, Indiana University, 1996.
  • M. A.: German, Indiana University, 1992.
  • M. A.: English, Indiana University, 1990.


  • Late Medieval literature
  • religion
  • culture
  • literacy
  • nature
  • women's studies
Courses Taught
  • British Survey I
  • The Story of King Arthur
  • Survey of Medieval Literature
  • Dreams and Dream Visions
  • Mystics and Visionaries
  • Women in the Middle Ages
  • Chaucer
  • Shakespeare
  • Medieval and Renaissance Drama
  • Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader. Krug, Rebecca, Cornell University Press, Author, 2017.
  • Reading Families: Women's Literate Practice in Late Medieval England. Krug, Rebecca, Cornell University Press, Author, 2002. Link
  • Medieval Literature and "Self Help". Krug, Rebecca, Author.
  • Planting by the Moon: Medieval Science and New Age Religion: Krug, Rebecca, ed. K. Kinane, Relegere, 2014.
  • "Plantings": Krug, Rebecca, John Dixon Hunt and Michael Leslie, eds., Berg, Cultural History of Gardens, 57-73; 194-196, 2013.
  • "Piers Plowman and the Secrets of Health": Krug, Rebecca, Penn State, Chaucer, Langland, and Company: Festschrift in Honor of C. David Benson, 166-181, 2011.
  • "Jesus' Voice: Dialogue and Late Medieval Readers": Krug, Rebecca, eds. Shannon Gayk and Kathleen Tonry, Ohio State, Form and Reform: New Studies in the Long Fifteenth Century, 110-129, 2011.
  • "Women and Sanctity: Margery Kempe's Uncanonized Life": Krug, Rebecca, ed. Andrew Galloway, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture, 129-145, 2011.
  • "Natural Feeling and Unnatural Mothers: Herod the Great, St. Bridget, and the Clerk's Tale": Krug, Rebecca, ed. Jane Tolmie, Brepols Publishers, Laments for the Lost: Medieval Mourning and Elegy, 2010.
  • "Margery Kempe": Krug, Rebecca, ed. Larry Scanlon, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Literature, 2009.
  • "Shakespeare's Medieval Morality: The Merchant of Venice and The Gesta Romanorum" : Krug, Rebecca, eds. Curtis Perry and John Watkins, Oxford University Press, Shakespeare and the Middle Ages, 2009.
  • "The Gawain-Poet.": Krug, Rebecca, Brepols Publishers, International Encylopaedia for the Middle Ages (supplement to Lexikon des Mittelalters)., 2006.
  • "The Fifteen Oes." Cultures of Piety.: Krug, Rebecca, Cornell University Press, 1999.