Katy Wright-Bushman


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Katy Wright-Bushman (Ph. D. and M.A., University of Notre Dame; B. A., California State University, San Luis Obispo), a member of the Literature and Religion working group and a recipient of a Mellon summer stipend, is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame and specializes in Middle English literature. Her dissertation, titled “Reading Lyric before Lyric: English Religious Poetry among its Late Medieval Readers,” examines late medieval English religious lyric in the context of evolving reading and religious practices from 1320 to 1530. She is interested as well in early modern and Old English literature, the Reformation, and issues of historiography and periodization. Katy served as managing editor for the journal Religion & Literature from August 2010 to August 2011 and is currently serving as the journal’s assistant editor. She contributes to the Mellon Initiative on Religion across the Disciplines as a member of the working group on literature and religion and has given papers or published on a wide range of subjects, from Chaucer and Julian of Norwich to John Milton, Toni Cade Bambara, and Simone Weil.