Arielle McKee

Visiting Assistant Professor Arielle McKeeDr. Arielle McKee

Visiting Assistant Professor, Literature


Office: Tribble C6A



PhD, English, Purdue University

MA, American Studies, Purdue University

BA, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Interest

Middle English Literature

Medieval Romance

Fairies & the Supernatural

Gender & Sexuality

Ecocriticism & Environmental Justice

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

English 150 – Literature Interprets the World

English 165 – Studies in British Literature

Selected Publications

McKee, Arielle C. “Petrine Failings and Broken Pentangles: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’s Chivalric Felix Culpa.” JIAS, Fall 2023. Forthcoming.

Approaches to Teaching the Arthurian Tradition. Eds. Dorsey Armstrong and Arielle McKee. The Modern Language Association of America, In Progress.

“Teaching the Arthurian Tradition: A Special Cluster.” Arthuriana 32.4, Guest Editor: Arielle McKee, Summer 2023. McKee, Arielle C. and Saba Pirzadeh.

“Arthurian Eco-conquest in Geoffrey of Monmouth, Wace, and Laȝamon.” Parergon 34.1 (2017): 1-24. Reprinted in: Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism: Wace. Ed. Jean Blacker, Gale/ Cengage Learning, 2020. McKee, Arielle C.

“The Kind of Tale Everybody Thneeds?: Ecocriticism, Class, and the Filmic Lorax.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 40.1 (2015): 39-57.



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