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About Linda Marie Zaerr

Dr. Linda Marie Zaerr has an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies from the University of York and a Ph.D. in Middle English Literature from the University of Washington. She joined the faculty of the Department of English at Boise State University in 1987 where she specializes in the interdisciplinary study of medieval romance and narrative performance. Her live performances and recordings, both audio and video, of narrative and fiddle playing demonstrate principles indicated by her research. Dr. Zaerr has been dedicated to historically accurate performance of medieval music and literature and the presentation of texts in Middle English and Old French. She has presented and performed locally, regionally, and internationally, both individually and in concert with colleagues including The Quill Consort, The Katharsis Players, Psallite, and Virelai. She maintains active memberships in professional societies including the Medieval Society of Southern Idaho, the Medieval Romance Society, the International Arthurian Society - North American Branch, and the Medieval Association of the Pacific.


Present Professor, Department of English, Boise State University Department of English

Research Interests

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  • Writing about Literature
  • British Renaissance Prose and Poetry
  • Medieval Arthurian Literature
  • Medieval Women Writers
  • Medieval Drama
  • Chaucer
  • Middle English Romances
  • Performance in the Middle Ages
  • Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies
  • Performance through the Ages (in London)
  • Medieval Tales of War and Love (in Avignon)

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Books (1)

Articles (14)

Contributions to Books (5)

Video and Audio Recordings (4)

Presentations and Performances (5)