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Karen Cherewatuk Associate Professor of English
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057 offfice: L502 phone: 646-xxxx email: cherewat@stolaf.edu

Karen Cherewatuk is interested in the intersection of medieval culture, history, and literature. Karen earned here B.A. at the State University of New York at Albany and her M.A. and Ph.D. at Cornell University before coming to St. Olaf in 1986 to teach Old and Middle English literature, Chaucer, and medieval women writers. She has deeply enjoyed team-teaching in two cycles of the Great Convesation and in English 221, "Literature in English to 1650." Karen has published articles on Middle English romance, the Latin poetry and vitae of women saints, Malory, and 15th-century book culture. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled, Marriage in Malory, which examines marriage customs such as the wedding ritual, dowry and inheritance practices, the status of legitimate and illegitimate children, and sacramental theology as reflected in the Morte Darthur.

Karen is married to Richard DuRocher (also a faculty member in English), and they have two daughters, Helen, age 10, and Mary Clare, age 6. Karen avidly gardens and searches for glassware and pottery of the depression era, often works for the educational rights of the disabled, and occasionally teaches children's liturgy on sunday mornings at 8 a.m.


GE111: First Year Seminar on Epiphany

English 290: Chaucer


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