Federico, Sylvia

Sylvia Federico image May 2016 IMG_3026 (1)

Sylvia A. Federico





Hathorn Hall, Room 312

Classical and Medieval Studies

Sylvia Federico is Professor of English and member of the Classical and Medieval Studies Program at Bates College. Her research focuses on late medieval English, French, and Latin literatures, and particularly on the intersections between historical and textual culture.

At Bates, Professor Federico teaches introductory and advanced medieval literature, language, and culture. Recent courses include Chaucer, Arthurian Romance, and Medieval London.

Professor Federico is the recent recipient of several prestigious teaching and research awards, including the Mrs. Giles Whiting Fellowship for Teaching Excellence and the American Council

The Mount David Summit is Bates’ annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement. The Summit highlights undergraduate research; student creative work in art, dance, theater, music and film/video; projects conducted in the context of academic courses; and community-engaged research. The Summit spotlights the rich intellectual life of our students. The event is sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty’s Office and the Student Research Program. Held in Pettengill Hall.

of Learned Societies ACLS Fellowship.Federico is author of The Classicist Writings of Thomas Walsingham: ‘Worldly Cares’ at St Albans Abbey in the Fourteenth Century (York Medieval Press, Boydell & Brewer, 2016), New Troy: Fantasies of Empire in the Late Middle Ages (U of Minnesota Press, 2003), and many articles on Chaucer and other late medieval topics; she is also co-editor, with Elizabeth Scala, of The Post-Historical Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Sylvia Federico’s Publications