Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Francis is most interested in Arthurian literature, specifically Sir Thomas Malory, and medievalism in Popular culture; she has published articles on Geoffrey Chaucer and Sir Thomas Malory. Another teaching and research interest includes exploring issues of gender studies in popular culture which she applies to her classes, but most especially to Eng 288 - Feminist Reading of Culture. She is also the advisor for the English Club and Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society in the department. She helped develop the College of Liberal Arts topics seminar for undeclared freshmen. She is currently developing a book project on the BBC television series, "Merlin."
ENG101 Foundations of College Writing
FYS102 Freshmen Liberal Arts Topics Course - "Are We Cyborgs?"
ENG226 European Lit I
ENG246 British Literature I
ENG288 Feminist Reading of Culture
ENG341 Medieval Literature
ENG481 Special Topics - "Monstrous Mothers"