Dr. Laura K. Bedwell
Department Chair & Director of Baylorian
Dr. Laura K. Bedwell is a native Central Texan who earned her Bachelor's Degree at UMHB and her Master's and Doctoral Degrees at Baylor University. Her academic specialty is Early British Literature, particularly the literature of the late Middle Ages. She has presented papers on Malory, Chaucer, and the Pearl Poet, and she has published articles on Malory, the Pearl Poet, and Jack London. She and her husband Tom have three sons, and she enjoys reading, cats, and knitting, though not all at the same time.
- Review: Shakespeare's Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage, by Kurt A. Schreyer. Christianity and Literature 65.4 (2016): 511 - 514.
- Review: Life in Words: Essays on Chaucer, the Gawain-Poet, and Malory, by Jill Mann. Christianity and Literture 65.1 (2015): 108 - 111.
- "'They Be Sorsserers and Inchaunters Many of Them': Magic and Female Power in the Morte Darthur." Medieval Perspectives 29 (2014): 149 - 159.
- Review: Shakespeare on Love, by Joseph Pearce. Christianity and Literature 63.3 (2014): 394 - 397.
- “The Failure of Justice, the Failure of Arthur.” Arthuriana 23.1 (2011): 3 – 22.
- “Pearl and the Bible.” Medieval Perspectives 24 (2009 (2011)): 23 - 32
- “Jack London’s Samuel and the Abstract Shrine of Truth.” Studies in American Naturalism 2 (2007): 150 – 165.
- Arthurian Literature and Legend
- The works of Geoffrey Chaucer
- The works of the Pearl Poet