Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards

Professor of Humanities

| Foundation Year Program, Contemporary Studies

| Director, Faculty Member

Elizabeth Edwards Elizabeth Edwards

BA, MA (Dal), PhD (Cantab)

Professor Elizabeth B. Edwards is jointly appointed to the Contemporary Studies and Foundation Year programs. She obtained her BA and MA degrees at Dalhousie University, and completed her PhD at Cambridge University in 1997, focusing in her thesis on Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur. She began teaching at King’s College, as a tutor in the Foundation Year Program, in 1990 becoming Assistant Professor in 1997, Associate Professor in 2000 and  Professor in 2009. She is a founding faculty member and past Director of the Contemporary Studies Program, and held the position of Vice President of the University from July 2001 – June 2006. Dr. Edwards is appointed as adjunct Professor to the Dalhousie Department of English. She is presently Vice-President of the Canadian Society of Medievalists and the secretary of the Board of Live Art Dance.

Current Research Projects

The Work of Mourning and the Language of Grief in Middle English Literature.

Selected Publications


  • The Genesis of Narrative in Malory’s Morte Darthur, Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, Sussex, 2001.


  • “The Economics of Justice in Chaucer’s Miller’s and Reeve’s Tales.” The Dalhousie Review 82 (2002): 91-112 [Special Medieval Issue.]
  • “The Banal Profound and the Profoundly Banal: Andy Warhol.” In Between Ethics and Aesthetics: Crossing the Boundaries, edited by Dorota Glowacka and Stephen Boos, SUNY Press, 2002: 255-274.
  • “The Place of Women in Malory’s Morte Darthur” in A Companion to Malory, E. Archibald and A.S.G. Edwards, eds. Boydell and Brewer, 1995.


Middle English Literature, Literary and Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, Derrida.