Bailey Ludwig

Bailey LudwigPhD - ABD
M.A. in English, Brandeis University, 2021
B.A. in English, Ursinus College, 2019

Primary Advisor

Professor Dorothy Kim

Research Interests

Medieval Romance (Arthurian and Crusade), Critical Eating Studies, Genre, Premodern Critical Race, and Gender/Sexuality


"Making History: Heraldry in Arthurian and Crusade Manuscripts,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2024

"The Failures of Chivalric Masculinity in 20th and 21st Century Caribbean Literature,” Courtly Literature: The Next Generation, Fordham University, March 2024

"Consuming Courtliness," Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, University of British Columbia, July 2023

"Premodern Critical Race Studies and Julian of Norwich" New Visions of Julian of Norwich, Oxford University, July 2022

"Julian of Norwich's Long Text and Early Modern Race" International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2022

"All Tied Up in Knots: Satire and Romance in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" Second Year Symposium, Brandeis University, October 2020

"Crusader Romance in Miscellany: English Concepts of the World" Undergraduate Conference for Medieval Studies, Moravian College, December 2018

"Othello's Girls Gone Wild" The Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium’s Student Research on Women, Gender, and Sexualities, Villanova University, April 2017


Race and Literary Studies Graduate Fellowship, Brandeis University, September 2022

Connected PhD Grant, Brandeis University, May 2021

Classes Taught and Assisted

"Eating the Middle Ages" 2023

"Out of This Word: Sci-Fi Cyborgs, Time Travelers, and Space Invaders" Professor John Plotz, 2022

"Environmental Aesthetics" Professor Caren Irr, 2021

"Blackness and Horror" Professor Brandon Callender, 2021

"Introduction to Literary Studies" Professor Jerome Tharaud, 2020

Favorite Work

Lancelot-Grail Cycle and Le Roman de Silence