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Christa Canitz




Carleton Hall 245-1

1 506 458 7396

Christa Canitz specializes in Middle English and Middle Scots poetry (especially the reception of the Classics in early English and Scots literature), with a sideline in 20th/21st-century medievalism, i.e., the representation of the Middle Ages in post-medieval periods including contemporary culture. She is the editor of Florilegium, an international, peer-reviewed journal of medieval studies owned by the Canadian Society of Medievalists/Société canadienne des médiévistes.

She has also co-edited two interdisciplinary collections of medieval and medievalist papers entitled From Arabye to Engelond (1999) and Confronting the Present with the Past (2006, published as a special issue of Florilegium) and has written articles and book chapters on subjects as diverse as Beowulf, Chaucer, the poetry of the Middle Scots "makars," the short stories of Alice Munro, and medievalist movies including Braveheart. She is a past recipient of the Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching. Current member of the Graduate Academic Unit.