Rachel Kapelle


Ph.D., Brandeis University

Teaching and Research Interests

Medieval and Early Modern English literature, the genre of romance, Arthurian literature, the representation of prophecy in literature, the fantasy genre, the practice of adaptation


Seeing for the King: Prophecy in Arthurian Literature (in progress).

Rev. of Revivalist Fantasy: Alliterative Verse and Nationalist Literary History by Randy P. Schiff. Modern Philology 111.2 (2013).

Drout's Quick and Easy Old English. (With Michael D. C. Drout and Bruce D. Gilchrist). Witan Publishing, 2012 (Kindle Edition).

"Predicting Elizabeth: Prophecy on Progress." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 24 (2011).

"Merlin's Prophecies, Malory's Lacunae." Arthuriana 19.2 (2009).

Courses Taught

Eng 117 King Arthur

Eng 117 Fantasy

Eng 137 Writing for Academic Audiences

Eng 341 Shakespeare

Eng 345 Chaucer

Eng 347 Medieval Literature