Amy N. Vines

Amy N. Vines

Office: MHRA 3113
Phone: 336-334-5221



Ph.D. Brown University-2006
M.A. University of Colorado at Boulder-1999
B.A. Emory University-1995

Research Interests

Dr. Vines specializes in the literature and culture of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England, with concentrations in women’s readership, textual studies, patronage, and medieval romance. She teaches courses in medieval literature, history of the English language, and early women writers. Her graduate courses include On the Margins of the Medieval: The Outcast in Middle English Literature and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Selected Publications

  • Women’s Power in Late Medieval Romance. (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2011)
  • “Fictions of Patronage: The Romance Heroine as Sponsor in John Metham’s Amoryus and Cleopes‚” Journal of the Early Book Society 13 (2010), pp. 139–168.
  • “Lullaby as Lament: Learning to Mourn in Middle English Nativity Lyrics.” in Laments for the Lost: Medieval Mourning and Elegy, Jane Tolmie and M. Jane Toswell, eds. (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2010), pp. 201–223.
  • “A Woman’s ‘Crafte’: Melior as Lover, Teacher, and Patron in the Middle English Partonope of Blois.” Modern Philology105.2 (2007): 245-270.
  • “‘Thys Ys Her Owne Boke’: Women Reading The Middle English Prose Brut Chronicle.” Readers and Writers of the Brut.Trivium 36 (2006): 71-96.

Awards and Honors

  • Marc Friedlaender Faculty Excellence Award, UNC-Greensboro, 2008–2009.
  • Participant and Grant Recipient, National Humanities Center Summer Institute in Literary Studies, 2008.
  • Scholar’s Travel Grant, UNC-Greensboro, 2007.