Visiting Assistant Professor, Literature



  • 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.