- Associate Professor
- Hathorn Hall, Room 312
- Classical and Medieval Studies
Sylvia Federico (BA, Purchase College; MA, PhD, Indiana University) joined the faculty at Bates in 2005. Author of New Troy: Fantasies of Empire in the Late Middle Ages (U of Minnesota Press, 2003), and co-editor of The Post-Historical Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), she is currently writing a new book on Chaucer and Walsingham’s shared classicism. Recent articles include “Chaucer’s Matter of Spain” (Chaucer Review 2010) and “Queer Times: Richard II in the Poems and Chronicles of Late Fourteenth-Century England” (Medium Aevum 2010).
At Bates, Professor Federico teaches introductory and advanced medieval literature, language, and culture. Recent courses include Chaucer, Arthurian Romance, Screening the Middle Ages, and Medieval London.
Professor Federico is the recipient of several prestigious teaching and research awards, including the Mrs. Giles Whiting Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, and—most recently, the American Council of Learned Societies ACLS Fellowship.