Professor of English, Monmouth University
Teaching: Medieval Eco-Criticisms, ENGL-GA 2270
Heide Estes is the author of Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes: Ecotheory and the Environmental Imagination (Amsterdam University press, 2017), which investigates how Old English and Anglo-Latin poetry and prose represent relationships between humans and the environment, with attention to water, objects, and wilderness, as well as post-colonial and feminist ecocriticisms and Timothy Morton’s “hyperobject.” She is also editor, with Haruko Momma, of Old English Across the Curriculum: Contexts and Pedagogies, a special issue of Studies in Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2015). Her work has been published in Exemplaria, English Studies, and Essays in Anglo-Saxon Studies, among other journals and books. She is the founding director of Medieval Ecocriticisms, an international scholarly society created to encourage engagement with environmental issues across disciplines that study the Middle Ages, understood broadly in chronological and geographical terms. She is currently writing a book for Amsterdam University Press’s ARC Humanities series on intersections of gender, disability and Jewish identity in Old English poetry and editing a collection of essays, Medieval Ecocriticisms: Animals, Landscapes, Objects, and the Nature of the Human.
Research interests: Old English literature and culture, ecocriticism, gender/sexuality studies, disability studies, Hebrew and Judaic studies
PhD 1998 New York University, BA (Philosophy) 1986, University of Pennsylvania