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Adin Lears

Assistant Professor
(804) 827 8324
Hibbs Hall 324H


Cornell University, PhD
Queens College, CUNY, MA
Vassar College, BA

Teaching and Research Interests

Medieval literature and literary theory
History of science and technology
Feminist, gender, and sexuality theory and studies
Sound studies
Ecocriticism, animal studies, and theories of the posthuman
Modernism and the middle ages


World of Echo: Noise and Knowing in Late-Medieval England (Cornell, 2020)

Recent/Selected Publications

Repetition, Craft Knowledge, and Richard Rolle’s Creaturely Sublime,” New Medieval Literatures (forthcoming, 2021).

“On Bells and Rebellion: The Auditory Imagination and Social Reform, Medieval and Modern” in Vernacular Aesthetics in the Later Middle Ages: Politics, Performativity, and Reception from Literature to Music, ed. Katharine Jager (Palgrave, 2019).

“Noise, Sound-Play, and Langland’s Poetics of Lolling in the Time of Wyclif” Studies in the Age of Chaucer (2016) 165-200.

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