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About Eve Salisbury

Eve Salisbury studied English literature and language at the University of Rochester and the State University of New York at Geneseo and has taught at Eastman School of Music and Rochester Institute of Technology. At Western Michigan University, she teaches the works of late medieval poets—Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer, Gower, Christine de Pizan, and Marie de France—Middle English and Arthurian literature, Medieval Literary Theory, British Literature I, and Medieval Drama. She has also taught a graduate seminar on medieval marriage at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
Her publications include three volumes for the Middle English Text Series—The Trials and Joys of Marriage, Four Romances of England, and The Middle English Breton Lays—an edited collection, Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts, in which her essay on Chaucer’s ‘wife’ and the law appears, and essays in journals such as Medieval and Early Modern English Studies, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, a monograph series (Speculum Sermonis), and special collections on medieval violence. She has written book reviews for Speculum and reviewed submissions for PMLA, The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Chaucer Review, and Brepols. Her current research focuses on domesticity and the concept of the child in Chaucer’s work as well as intersections of poetry, legal fiction, and historical documentation. Salisbury has presented her work in over forty conferences both in the U.S. and abroad. She has served as senior editor of Comparative Drama since 2003.


Present Affiliated Faculty, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University
Present Professor of English, Department of English, Western Michigan University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • James Randall Leader Prize for outstanding academic article (2014, International Arthurian Society, North American Branch)
  • Visiting Fellow of the Robbins Library (June 2014-August 2015)
  • Faculty Achievement Award (College of Arts & Sciences, 2012)
  • Support for Faculty Scholars Award (WMU, 2011)
  • Distinguished Service Award (English Dept., Western Michigan University, 2009)
  • Susan B. Anthony Travel Award (University of Rochester, 1994)
  • William H. Gilman Teaching Award (University of Rochester, 1992)
  • DepartmentalNomination for Jacob Javits Fellowship (University of Rochester, 1988)
  • Patricia Conrad Lindsay Memorial Award (SUNY Geneseo, 1987)
  • Departmental Nomination for Andrew Mellon Fellowship (SUNY Geneseo, 1986)

Contact Information

Dept. of English
College of Arts and Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Books (5)

Articles (3)

Contributions to Books (8)