Summary of expertise:
Mickey Sweeney's primary areas of study are medieval romance and medieval English Christianity, with a special focus on the 14th century anonymous poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Her teaching interests span a wide variety of disciplines, often mixing theory with Shakespeare, or theology with history. She recently spent a sabbatical as the Derek Brewer Visiting Fellow at Emmanuel College at Cambridge University. Sweeney is a founding board member of Christianity and Culture, a project developed to provide students and fellow colleagues with up-to-date materials for the study of medieval Christianity in the classroom. She also was co-coordinator and host of the 2010 Illinois Medieval Association and Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference at Dominican.
Medieval English romance, medieval English Christianity, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
She has published several articles and in several collections; her first book was Magic and Medieval Romance from Chrétien to Chaucer (2000) and more recently co-edited her second, Romance and Christianity in Medieval England (2010).
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Foreign language: Fluent in German
PhD, English, Trinity College Dublin; MA, English, University of Michigan; BA, English, New York University
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