Krier's teaching and research interests include Medieval and Renaissance
literature, especially poetry, Shakespeare, ancient Greek and Roman poetry and myth,
feminist and gender theory and psychoanalytic theory. Until recently she was editor of
the journal The Spenser Review and continues to organize an occasional series of short
articles on the careers of women scholars of medieval and Renaissance literature. Krier
came to Macalester after two decades at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author
of Birth Passages: Maternity and Nostalgia, Antiquity to Shakespeare, Luce Irigaray and
Premodern Culture: Thresholds of History (a co-edited collection, with Elizabeth D.
Harvey), Gazing on Secret Sights: Spenser, Classical Imitation, and the Decorums of
Vision and Refiguring Chaucer in the Renaissance (an edited collection of essays).
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