Jacobs, Kathryn 1957-

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Jacobs, Kathryn 1957-


Born April 28, 1957, in Wurzburg, West Germany (now Germany); U.S. citizeë daughter of Bruce (a physician) and Patricia (maiden name, Bolsam; later surname, Wood) Draper; married Douglas Jacobs (a writer), June 22, 1979; children: Rachel, Elizabeth, Raymond. Ethnicity: "White." Education:University of Michigan, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1978, M.A., 1979; Harvard University, M.A., 1981, Ph.D., 1984.


Home—2807 Bois D'Arc St., Commerce, TX 75428. Office—Department of English, Texas A&M University—Commerce, Commerce, TX 75429. E-mail—[email protected]


Writer. Glassboro College (now Rowan College), Glassboro, NJ, assistant professor of English, 1984-89; Texas A&M University— Commerce, professor of English, 1993—. New YorkUniversity, adjunct professor, 1992; conference presenter.


Marriage Contracts from Chaucer to the Renaissance Stage, University Press of Florida (Gainesville, FL), 2001.

Contributor to books, including The Late Medieval Age of Crisis and Renewal, 1300-1500, edited by Clayton J. Drees, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2001; andNew Perspectives on Creseyde, Pegasus Press, 2004. Contributor of articles and poetry to journals, includingExplicator, Chaucer Review, Contemporary Literature, Christianity and Literature, Candelabrum, ELF: Eclectic Literary Forum, and Medievalia. Assistant editor, Envoi: Journal of Medieval Literature,1995-96.


Chaucer through Shakespeare's Eyes; Harry: Is That Potter, Percy, or Plantagenet? The Influence of Shakespeare's History Cycle on J.K. Rowling.



College Literature, spring, 2003, Greg J. Wilsbacher, review of Marriage Contracts from Chaucer to the Renaissance Stage, p. 195.

Medium Aevum, fall, 2002, Neil Cartlidge, review ofMarriage Contracts from Chaucer to the Renaissance Stage, p. 334.