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
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 influenced 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 modern perceptions of 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. Recent publications 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 233 Special Topics in Medieval Literature: Legends and Myths of King Arthur
- EN 355 Introduction to General Linguistics
- EN 354 Introduction to Literary Theory
- EN 154 Imagining the Middle Ages in Modern Fiction