Laurie Finke joined the Kenyon faculty in 1992 as its first tenure-track director of women's and gender studies. She previously taught English literature and feminist theory at Lewis & Clark College. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her B. A. from Lake Forest College. She has published seven books, the most recent of which, Cinematic Illuminations: The Middle Ages on Film, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010. Her articles have appeared in Theatre Survey, Signs, Theatre Journal, Exemplaria, Arthuriana and other journals. She is currently an editor of the Norton Anthology of Criticism and Theory (3rd edition forthcoming). Besides teaching the introductory course and senior seminar in women's and gender studies, she teaches feminist theory, feminist methodologies, language, gender, and power, and lesbian and gay cultures.