Eve Salisbury

Eve Salisbury
Professor Emerita
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Mailing address: 
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
  • Ph.D., English, University of Rochester, 1995
  • M.A., English, University of Rochester, 1991
  • B.A., English, State University of New York, 1988
Teaching interests: 
  • Medieval literature
  • Studies in drama
  • Chaucer
  • Women in literature
Research interests: 
  • Chaucer and the child
  • The Gower project

Dr. Eve Salisbury is a professor of English at Western Michigan University.

Salisbury has taught at Eastman School of Music and Rochester Institute of Technology. At WMU, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Essays in journals such as Medieval and Early Modern English Studies
  • Studies in the Age of Chaucer, a monograph series (Speculum Sermonis)
  • Special collections on medieval violence

She has written book reviews for Speculum and reviewed submissions for Publications of the Modern Language Association, 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 40 conferences in the U.S. and abroad. She has served as senior editor of Comparative Drama.