About Becky Straple-Sovers

I'm the Marketing Specialist at Medieval Institute Publications. I got my Ph.D. in English from Western Michigan University in 2021 and my research focuses on moving bodies in early medieval literature, gender and sexuality in early medieval literature, and historically informed performance and embodied scholarship. I'm interested in interviewing authors of books published by Medieval Institute Publications, which focus on premodern humanities scholarship and include monographs, edited collections, editions and translations of medieval texts meant for classroom use, and five journals.

Becky Straple-Sovers is a medievalist and freelance editor who earned her Ph.D. in English at Western Michigan University in 2021. Her research interests include bodies, movement, gender, and sexuality in literature, as well as poetry of the First World War and the public humanities. She can be found on Twitter @restraple.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Becky:

Rebecca Hardie, "Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians, and Women in Tenth-Century England" (Medieval Institute Publications, 2023)

November 14, 2023

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians, and Women in Tenth-Century England

Rebecca Hardie

Æthelflæd (c. 870–918), political leader, military strategist, and administrator of law, is one of the most important ruling women in English history.…

Jacob Abell, "Spiritual and Material Boundaries in Old French Verse: Contemplating the Walls of the Earthly Paradise" (Medieval Institute Publications, 2023)

September 12, 2023

Spiritual and Material Boundaries in Old French Verse

Jacob Abell

The Earthly Paradise was a vibrant symbol at the heart of medieval Christian geographies of the cosmos. As humanity’s primal home now lost through the…

Christine Schott, "Canon Fanfiction: Reading, Writing, and Teaching with Adaptations of Premodern and Early Modern Literature" (Medieval Institute Publications, 2023)

August 4, 2023

Canon Fanfiction

Christine Schott

Several scholarly fields investigate the reuse of source texts, most relevantly adaptation studies and fanfiction studies. The limitation of these two…

Kyle A. Thomas and Carol Symes, "The Play about the Antichrist (Ludus de Antichristo): A New Verse Translation, Edition, and Commentary" (Medieval Institute Publications, 2023)

July 24, 2023

The Play about the Antichrist (Ludus de Antichristo)

Kyle A. Thomas and Carol Symes

The Play about the Antichrist (Ludus de Antichristo) was composed around 1160 at the imperial Bavarian abbey of Tegernsee, at a critical point in …