2017 – Ph.D. Harvard University – Celtic Languages and Literatures, Medieval Studies
2013 – M.A. Harvard University – Celtic Languages and Literatures
2011 – M.Phil. University of Cambridge – Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
2009 – B.A. University of California, Berkeley – English, Celtic Studies double major
Dr. Henley specializes in the languages and literatures of medieval Britain. She employs digital humanities and book-historical methods to uncover the literary networks that connected England to its earliest colonies. Her current book project examines how constructions of the mythical British past were used to influence the political landscape of the Welsh borderlands. Her courses on medieval literature draw upon an interest in medieval book production, paying close attention to how the handmade book influences our perceptions of medieval literary culture.
Prior to joining the faculty at Saint Anselm College, Dr. Henley was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, where she taught digital humanities approaches to the study of medieval manuscripts. She is also a Junior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School, University of Virginia. She is co-editor of Gerald of Wales: New Perspectives on a Medieval Writer and Critic (University of Wales Press, 2018), A Companion to Geoffrey of Monmouth (forthcoming, Brill) and The Chronicles of Medieval Wales and the March: New Contexts, Studies and Texts (forthcoming, Brepols). Recent publications (in the Journal of Medieval Latin, Arthurian Literature, and Viator) have focused on two twelfth-century Latin writers, Gerald of Wales and Geoffrey of Monmouth, and their significance to Anglo-Welsh literature and society.
- EN 105 Freshman English
- EN 154 Imagining the Middle Ages in Modern Fiction
- EN 233 Studies in Medieval Literature
- EN 333 Special Topics in Medieval Literature: Legends and Myths of King Arthur
- EN 354 Introduction to Literary Theory
- EN 355 Introduction to General Linguistics