Hello, I’m Elizabeth Brissey. I received my undergraduate degree and teaching certification from Francis Marion University and my master's degree in English Literature from Auburn University. I am currently a Ph. D candidate here at Auburn, where I teach, learn, and serve as Project Manager to 18thConnect.org.
My research interests include Medieval and Early Modern epistemologies, material culture, book history, and critical geography.
As a researcher, teacher, and student, I've sought to understand how writers represent and communicate their understanding of the natural world, the built environment, the ordering of the cosmos, and their place within that grand scheme. I believe that writing is rooted in how we experience the world, both cognitively and ideologically. This conviction has guided my research as I study intersections and homologies between the written word, its medium, its content, and its writer. It also orients my teaching, as I guide my students in lessons that emphasize metacognition, reflection, and collaboration.
I am currently working on an article about the Middle English romance Bevis of Hampton and medieval nationalism, and my chapter on "Letters" is forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to Global Chaucer.