Professor Carissa Harris
Carrisa Harris joined Temple's English Department in Fall 2013. She recieved her Ph. D. (2012) and M.A. (2007) in English literature, with an emphasis on medieval studies, from Northwestern University. Her teaching and research interests include Middle English and Middle Scots literature, Chauncer, gender and sexuality studies, history of the book, and the history of obscenity. She is currently working on a book-length project tenetatively titled Teasching Tikel-tails: Gender, Obscenity, and Sexual Education in Late Medieval Britain. This project explores the social, cultural, and pedagogical possibilities of obscene speech, demonstrating how obscenity functioned as a means of same-sex peer sexual education in medieval England and Scotland.