Jolanta N. Komornicka:
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Jolanta N. Komornicka
57 Pearl St., Apt. 2
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-412-5889
jkomornicka@gmail.com


Education

Ph.D. in History, Boston University, 2013
Dissertation: The Parlement of Paris and Crimes of Lese Majesty in France, 1328-1350

M.A. in History, Boston University, 2005
Thesis: “A King in Women’s Clothing: Jadwiga of Anjou and the Transformation of Fourteenth-Century Poland”

B.A. in History-Literature, Reed College, 2004
Thesis: “Shadowing the Other: Aristocratic Identity in the Fourteenth-Century Middle English Charlemagne Romances”


Posts Held

Visiting Instructor of History, Wheaton College, 2012-2013
Senior Writing Fellow, Boston University, 2008 – 2010
Faculty Advisor, Writing Dorm, Boston University, 2008 - 2010
ESL Specialist, Boston University, 2008 – 2009
Teaching Fellow, Boston University, 2007 – 2010
Writing Fellow, Boston University, 2007 – 2008
Adjunct Professor, Newbury College, 2006 – 2007
Professional Writing Tutor, Mount Ida College, 2005 – 2006
Writing Tutor, Boston University, 2004 – 2005, 2006 - 2007


Publications

Contra Signum Nostrum: The Symbolism of Lèse-majesté under Philip VI Valois.” In Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: Mental-Historical Investigations of Basic Human Problems and Social Responses, edited by Albrecht Classen and Connie Scarborough, 189–224. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture 11 (New York: de Gruyter, 2012).

Saisie du Temporel: The Parlement of Paris and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in the 14th Century.” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History 38 (2010): 29-46.

“The Devil on Trial: The Changing Role of the Devil in the Trial by Ordeal.” The Devil in Society in Premodern Europe. Ed. Peter Dendle and Richard Raiswell. CRRS Essays and Studies Series. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2010.

Shadowing the Other: Aristocratic Identity in the Fourteenth-Century Middle English Charlemagne Romances. Berlin: VDM Publishing, 2009.

“The Jews in the Medieval Polish Economy: Some Thoughts on the Historiography of the Twentieth Century.” History Compass 7:3 (2009), 644-658.

“The Ugly Elf: Orc Bodies, Perversion, and Redemption in The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings.” Chapter in Bodies of Light and Shadow, ed. Christopher Vaccaro. Palgrave. (forthcoming)


Papers Presented

“Iniquitous, Odious, and Unjust: The Use of Sovereign Power in the Legal Culture of the Parlement of Paris” American Society of Legal History Annual Meeting, St. Louis, 2012

“Women before the Court: Lese Majesty, Women, and Using the Law in Fourteenth-Century France” Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, 2012

Cedit in Exemplum: High Crime under Philip VI Valois” 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2011

Saisie du temporel: The Parlement of Paris and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in the 14th c.” Western Society for French History Annual Meeting, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, 2010

“The Elevation of Crime: Lèse-majesté in fourteenth-century France”
8th International Symposium on Medieval and Early Modern Culture, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2010

“Crimina enormia contra majestas Regiam: The articulation of lese-majesty under Philip VI Valois.”
3rd Annual UVA History Graduate Conference, University of Virginia, 2010

“A King in Woman’s Clothing: Jadwiga of Anjou and the Transformation of Fourteenth-Century Poland”
44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2009

“The Devil on Trial: The Changing Role of the Devil in the Trial by Ordeal”
The Devil in Society in the Pre-Modern World, CRRS Conference, University of Toronto, 2008

“An Arbitrary Feud: Honour/Shame Culture in Gregory of Tours’ History of the Franks”
29th Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Plymouth State University, 2008

“Blasphemy and the Creation of the Orcs”
4th Annual Tolkien Conference, University of Vermont, 2007

"A King in Women's Clothing: Jadwiga of Anjou and the Transformation of Fourteenth-Century Poland"
Invited Speaker, Hamline University, 2006

“The Loremaster and Historical Agency”
3rd Annual Tolkien Conference, University of Vermont, 2006


Fellowships and Grants

Gagliardo Fellowship, 2011, Boston University, 2011
Helen Maud Cam Dissertation Grant, Medieval Academy, 2010
Engelbourg Travel Fellowship, Boston University, 2009
Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship, Bostn University, 2008
Ruby Grant, Reed College, 2002

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