Comparative Literature



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Comparative Literature Graduate Students

UMass welcomes Jessica Barr to Comparative Literature. She received her PhD from Brown University (2007) and taught English and chaired Humanities at Eureka College. Her research specialties include medieval literature, the role of reading in devotional activity, and feminist approaches to medieval literature.

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