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 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 Women's Studies, Studies in Medievalism, Theatre Survey, Signs, Theatre Journal, Exemplaria, Arthuriana and other journals. She is currently an editor of the Norton Anthology of Criticism and Theory.
Besides teaching the introductory course and senior colloquium in women's and gender studies, she teaches feminist theory, masculinities, gender and film and queer studies.
Areas of Expertise
Feminist theory, literary theory, medieval studies
1980 — Doctor of Philosophy from University of Pennsylvania
1976 — Master of Arts from University of Pennsylvania
1974 — Bachelor of Arts from Lake Forest College, Phi Beta Kappa