Pettinger, Michael F.

Pettinger, Michael F.

Michael F. Pettinger
PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Washington;
MA, Comparative Literature, University of Washington;
BA, English, University of Nebraska
Assistant Professor, Literature

Courses Taught:
  • Vernacular Revolt: the Rise of Vernacular Literatures in the Middle Ages
  • Origins of the Novel
  • Catholic Saints’ Lives and Iconography
  • Prophecy as Genre
  • Postcolonial Britain: AD 1400
  • Four Realms: Dante and Boccaccio
Recent Publications:
  • The “Sodomite” Husband in Jerome’s Epistula LV and Grounds for Divorce and Remarriage in the Late Antique Church, accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society, Chicago, IL, 2006
Office Location:
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
65 West 11th Street, Room 255
New York, NY  10011
Office Hours:
Mon. & Weds. 6-7p
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x2985


Research Interests:
Latin Patristic Literature; Medieval Religious Literature, Latin and Vernacular; Constructs of Sexuality; Constructs of National Identity.
Professional Affiliations:
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • North American Patristics Society

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