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History Dept
CSU Stanislaus
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Turlock, California 95382
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Katherine Adele Royer
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Assistant Professor of History
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Education:
M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University
M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine
B.A.., Biology, University of Kansas
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Fields:
Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Britain and the Empire
Legal History
History of Disease
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Courses:
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World Civilizations I and II
Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation
Absolutism and Revolution
Capital Punishment in World Societies
Disease and World Societies
The History of Historical Writing
Graduate European Seminar
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Explores the narratives of executions in late medieval and early modern England and examines the ways in which these texts served as representations of the scaffold ritual and the religious and political culture at large. In particular, this current work focuses on the conceptual resources through which a discourse of punishment was first formed and then later reshaped over the course of several centuries in England to address a series of religious and political crises. This research is part of a larger project that examines the history of the rituals of execution in England.
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Papers & Publications:
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  • Review of Danielle Westerhoff, Death and the Noble Body in Medieval England, Boydell Press, 2009, forthcoming in the Journal of British Studies.

  • Review of Luke Demaitre, Leprosy in Pre-modern Medicine: A Malady of the Whole Body, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007 for Renaissance and Reformation, forthcoming in 2009.

  • “The Last Words of that ‘Cunning Coiner’ Henry Cuffe: Revisiting the Last Dying Speech in Early Modern England,” paper to be presented at the Renaissance Society of America Conference, March 2009

  • “Dressed for Dying: Clothes and the Construction of Identity on the Scaffold in Early Modern England,” paper presented and panel organized for the Renaissance Society of America Conference, April 2008.

  • “Disemboweling William Wallace: Capital Punishment and Imperial Expansion in Late Medieval Britain,” paper presented at the Empire, Migrations, Diasporas, and Networks Conference, March 2008.

  • “Silence, the Scaffold, and the Semiotics of Judicial Violence in Late Medieval England,”  The Image of Violence II: Proceedings of the 2007 Conference of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, edited by Will Wright and Steven Kaplan, Society for the Study of Social Imagery at Colorado State University, 2007.

  • "Silence, the Scaffold and the Semiotics of Judicial Violence in Late Medieval England," paper presented at the The Image of Violence in Literature, Media and Society Conference, March 2007.

  • "The Arm of the Raj and the Body of India," paper presented at the Empire and Imperial Cultures Conference. March 2006.

  • “The Body Abandoned: Somatic Signification and the Execution Narrative,” paper presented at the Pacific Coast Conference of British Studies, April 2005.

  • “Dead Men Talking: Truth, Texts and the Scaffold in Early Modern England,” in Penal Practice and Culture 1500-1900: Punishing the English, edited by Simon Devereaux and Paul Griffiths, Palgrave Press, 2004.

  • “Seeing is Believing: Plague and Colonial Medicine in Nineteenth-Century India,” paper presented at the Empire and Imperial Culture Conference, February 2004.

  • “The Body in Parts: Reading the Execution Ritual in Late Medieval England,” Historical Reflections, 29 (Summer 2003): 319-339.

  • “Better to behold a Triumph Than Be Made a Sacrifice,” paper presented at the Pacific Coast Conference of British Studies, April 2003.

  • “A Capital Example: Executions and Exemplary Strategies in Early Modern England,” paper presented and panel organized for Law, Literature and the Humanities, Georgetown University School of Law, March 1998.

  • “The Voices of Violence: Narratives of Executions from the Fourteenth to the Seventeenth Centuries,” paper presented at the North American Conference of British Studies, October 1997.

  • “Describing Disease: The Discourse of the Indian Plague Commission,” paper presented at the Pacific Coast Conference of British Studies, April 1994.

  • “Acute Tubulointerstitial Nephritis Caused by Recurrent Myoglobinuria,” Archives of Internal Medicine, 140: August 1980.
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Pacific Coast Conference of British Studies
North American Conference of British Studies
American Historical Association
American Society of Legal History
American Society for the History of Medicine
American College of Physicians
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