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“What Does a Woman Actually Want?” On the Phenomenon of a Female-Gendered curiositas

September 8 | 7.00pm | Livestream

Richard Newhauser

Website: https://english.asu.edu/content/richard-newhauser


  • since 2007 Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • 2004, 2006 Director, NEH Summer Seminars for College and University Teachers on "The Seven Deadly Sins as Cultural Constructions in the Middle Ages" at Darwin College, Cambridge University
  • 2000-2001 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
  • 1999-2000 Fellow, National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), through the Lilly Endowment
  • 1986 Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Department of English (1986)

Research Focus

  • The moral tradition in the intellectual history of the Middle Ages
  • Sensory Studies (Sensology)
  • Middle English literature, especially the works of the Gawain-Poet and Chaucer


  • Richard Newhauser. "Pride, the Prince, and the Prelate: Hamartiology and Restraints on Power". La pathologie du pouvoir: vices, crimes et delits des gouvernants (Antiquite, Moyen Age, epoque moderne) (2016).
  • Richard Newhauser. "The Senses, the Medieval Sensorium, and Sensing (in) the Middle Ages". Handbook of Medieval Culture: Fundamental Aspects and Conditions of the European Middle Ages (2015).
  • Richard Newhauser, editor. A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages. (2014).
  • Richard Newhauser. "John Gower's Sweet Tooth". The Review of English Studies (2013).
  • Richard Newhauser, translator. Peter of Limoges. The Moral Treatise on the Eye (2012)

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