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Lisa R. Lampert-Weissig


Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)

Professor
Katzin Endowed Chair of Jewish Civilizations

Primary Office: LIT 347
Primary Phone: (858) 822-0204
Quarterly Office Hours

Email: llampert@ucsd.edu
Website: http://www.medievallit.org
Website: http://www.talesofthenight.org

Vice Chair, Department of Literature

UCSD Hellman Fellow
Recipient of UCSD President's Fellowship in the Humanities

My research explores questions of anti-Semitism and representations of the outsider in literatures in English, French, and German. My current projects include a book on the legend of the Wandering Jew in medieval and modern contexts, essays on monsters in contemporary popular culture, and Remappings, a digital project on the Jewish presence in medieval and early modern England undertaken with Professor Kathy Lavezzo of the University of Iowa.

Selected Publications:

Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies. Edinburgh University Press, 2010.

Gender and Jewish Difference from Paul to Shakespeare. University of Pennsylvania Press, Middle Ages Series, 2004.

"Race, Periodicity, and the (Neo-) Middle Ages," Modern Language Quarterly 65. (2004): 391-421.

"'O My Daughter’: the schöne Jüdin and the neuer Jude in Hermann Sinsheimer’s Maria Nunnez." The German Quarterly 71.3 (Summer 1998): 254-270.

"The Once and Future Jew: Little Robert of Bury, Historical Memory and the Croxton Play of the Sacrament," Jewish History 15.3 (2001):235-255.

“Why is the Knight Different from all other Knights?”: Anti-Semitism and the Old French Grail Romances,” JEGP (April 2007): 225-242.

"A Latter Day Eve: Reading Twilight though Paradise Lost." The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 23:3 (2011): 330-341.

“Mormon Female Gothic: Blood, Birth and the Twilight Saga.” The Journal of Dracula Studies 13 (2011).

“Left Behind, the Holocaust, and that Old Time Antisemitism.” The Journal of Popular Culture 45 (2012): 497-515.

“The Vampire as Dark and Glorious Necessity in George Sylvester Viereck’s House of the Vampire and Hanns Heinz Ewers’ Vampir” in Open Graves, Open Minds: Representations of Vampires from the Enlightenment to the Present Day, eds. Samantha George and Bill Hughes, Manchester University Press, 2013: 79-95.

“Taking Dracula’s Pulse: Historicizing the Vampire” in The Vampire Goes to College: Essays on Teaching with the Undead, ed. Lisa Nevarez, McFarland, 2013: 32-44.

“The Uncanny Human Condition in Being Human” in Race and Vampire Narrative: Darker than the Night, ed. U. Melissa Anyiwo, Sense Publications, 2015: 65-80.

“The Wandering Jew as Relic.” English Language Notes, Fall 2015: 83-96.

The Vanished Stumbling Stones of Villingen,” Tablet, June 3, 2015

The Pardoner and the Jews.” Exemplaria 28.4 (2016): 337-360.

“The Transnational Wandering Jew and the Medieval English Nation.” Literature Compass, Volume 13 (2016): 771–783.

“You had to have been there”: The Importance of Place in Teaching Jewish History and Literature.” In Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the 'Other,’ eds. Tison Pugh and Miriamne Krummel. Palgrave/Macmillan. Forthcoming.

“The Time of the Wandering Jew in the De Brailes Hours and the Chronica Majora,” forthcoming in Philological Quarterly.