I’m a medievalist. My work focuses on Middle English poetry and religious writing. My current book project, The Fullness of the Heart: Speaking and Feeling in Late Medieval England, explores how ethics and aesthetics converged in medieval rules for speech. More generally, I’m interested in emotion, interiority, personhood, and ideas about reading and understanding.
I’ve taught courses in medieval and early modern literature at UC Berkeley and Boston University. I’m currently a preceptor in the Writing Program at Harvard.
I am also on the steering team of the Cambridge-Somerville node of 350Mass. If you have questions about 350Mass, want to connect with climate action in greater Boston, or would like to help build connections between climate, labor, and racial justice movements, please reach out! Sign up and/or email me at spencer.strub [at] gmail.com.