Valerie Allen

Valerie Allen

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Valerie Allen studied at Trinity College Dublin, subsequently teaching at University College Dublin, the University of Stirling (Scotland), and the University of South Florida before joining the John Jay faculty in 1999. She researches medieval literature and culture, philosophy, and the history of ideas. Her publications include Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads (Manchester University Press, 2016); L'Art d'enseigner de Martin Heidegger (Klinksieck, 2007); On Farting: Language and Laughter in the Middle Ages (Palgrave, 2010, 2007); and New Casebooks: Chaucer (Macmillan, 1997).


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