Braswell, Mary Flowers

Mary Flowers Braswell (Ph.D., Emory, 1978), holds a degree in Medieval Studies with a concentration in literature, art history, and religion. Her books include The Medieval Sinner (1983), The Arthurian Tradition (co-edited, 1988), an edition of Sir Perceval of Galles and Ywain and Gawain (1995), and Chaucer's "Legal Fiction": Reading the Records (2001). Her articles have appeared in such journals as Chaucer Review, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Medievalia et Humanistica, Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Mosaic, and Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching. Twice a recipient of the NEH Fellowship for College Teachers, she was awarded UAB's National Alumna award (1990) and the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1994). She is presently working on a study of fourteenth-century English medical manuals and on Mary Eliza Howers, the first female Chaucer scholar (1852–1898). Her courses include Chaucer, Arthurian Legend, Fourteenth-Century England, and Bibliography and Methods of Research. She is director of "Eureka!," a web-based program for 12th-grade English teachers.