Larissa Tracy
Professor of Medieval Literature

Phone (434) 395-2907
Department English and Modern Languages
Office Grainger 202

LARISSA “KAT” TRACY (BA honors, Florida State University, 1996; PhD, Medieval Literature, Trinity College, Dublin, 2000) is currently Professor of Medieval Literature at Longwood University, Farmville, VA. Her publications include Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature (D.S. Brewer, 2012), Women of the Gilte Legende (D.S. Brewer, 2003) and the edited collections Heads Will Roll: Decapitation in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination, with Jeff Massey (Brill, 2012), Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages (D.S. Brewer, 2013), Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture, with Kelly DeVries (Brill, 2015), Flaying in the Premodern World: Practice and Representation (D.S. Brewer, 2017), Medieval and Early Modern Murder (Boydell, 2018), and Treason: Medieval and Early Modern Adultery, Betrayal, and Shame (Brill 2019, forthcoming). She has published articles on violence, fabliaux, comedy, romance, gender, hagiography and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; she is also the series editor for Explorations in Medieval Culture (Brill), and the editor of Eolas: The Journal for the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies. She has appeared in several National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentaries and her work on medievalisms has been published by, Business Insider, Elite Daily, Entertainment Weekly, The Wrap; and Women in the World (New York Times).