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Kendra Slayton

Kendra Slayton

PhD student


A doctoral candidate in the English Department, Kendra Slayton studies Medieval Literature, Chaucer, and Feminist Theory.


  • Chaucer
  • Late Middle English Literature
  • Feminist Theory & Literature


M.A. University of Tennessee, 2015

B.A. Michigan State University, 2008


"Review of Suzanne Verderber's The Medieval Fold: Power, Repression, and the Emergence of the Individual" in Comitatus 45, 2014.

Professional Service

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Director of ESL (2014-2015)
  • Graduate Teaching Associate (2012-present)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (2011-2012)
  • Writing Center Tutor (2011-2012; 2014-present)

Courses Taught

  • ENG 132: Composition for Non-Native Speakers (Fall 2015; Spring 2014)
  • ENG 121: Academic English for Non-Native Speakers (Fall 2014)
  • ENG 102: English Composition II: Inquiry Into the Gendered Hero(ine) (Spring 2013; Spring 2012)
  • ENG 101: English Composition I (Fall 2013; Fall 2012)

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • John C Hodges Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
  • MARCO Keith Taylor Graduate Student Promise Award, 2013-2014

Associations & Organizations

  • Graduate Students in English, GSS Liaison, 2012-2015
  • Graduate Students in English, PhD Representative, 2015-2016
  • Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) member
  • The Medieval Academy of America, member

Conference Presentations

  • Assessing the Placement of L2 Writers: An Institutional Case Study of Student Perceptions.” Symposium of Second Language Writing. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: November 2014. '
  • “Transtextual Proverbial Wisdom: Reader Responsibility in the Tale of Melibee.” “Chaucerian Conflicts” Panel, Southeastern Medieval Association Conference. Clayton State University & University of West Georgia, Atlanta, GA: October 2014.
  • “Criseyde Tied in Lusty Leese.” “Marginal Women in Medieval Literature” Panel, Southeastern Medieval Association Conference. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC: October 2013.
  • “Tied in Lusty Leese: Animalization and Agency in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.” 13th and 14th Century Poetry Panel, Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2013 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Chicago, IL: January 2013.
Kendra Slayton

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