Dr. Woosley’s main area of expertise is medieval aristocratic culture and justice in the 14th and 15th centuries, but she has a solid background in Old English and Anglo-Norman literature, language, and culture. She writes about the construction of medieval identity in literature, particularly identities of the emergent middle strata. She is interested in all things Robin Hood.
Dr. Woosley has taught courses on gender and identity in romance, women’s writers, monsters, and the body. She is interested in justice, the history of the English language, technology and composition, neo-medievalisms, outlaws and resistance, and medieval women. At FMU, she teaches courses on medieval literature, British literature, the History of the English Language, sections of composition featuring archival research and podcasting, and composition I and II.
Outside of the classroom, she spends her time in Hartsville where she lives with her husband, two children, and various small animals. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling.
PhD, University of Missouri
MA and BA, Southern Illinois University