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Carol Pulham - Cedar Crest College. Allentown, PA, US

Carol Pulham Carol Pulham

Professor of English, Chair of History, Literature and Languages | Cedar Crest College


Professor at the Department of English at Cedar Crest College





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Carol is a professor in the English department. She recently returned to full-time teaching after seven years of holding various administrative positions at Cedar Crest College, including associate provost, provost, and one year as acting president.

As an alumna, Carol chose to teach at Cedar Crest College to become part of our tradition of excellence that she first experienced as a Cedar Crest student. She strives to prepare students for careers, graduate school and life after college, and is also personally inspired by the students that she works with each semester.

She enjoys traveling and organizes semi-annual week-abroad trips with Cedar Crest faculty and students. Most recently, Carol traveled to London, England with a group of alumnae, students and faculty to explore the literature of London.

Industry Expertise (3)

Education/Learning Writing and Editing Research

Areas of Expertise (6)

Literature Curriculum Development Academic Advising Chaucer and Medieval Literature Issues involving the English language and change Literature of London

Education (3)

Lehigh University: Ph. D. , English

Lehigh University: M.A. , English

Cedar Crest College: B.A., English

Affiliations (2)

  • Modern Language Association (MLA).
  • Literary London Society

Media Appearances (1)

Interview: Lehigh Valley Discourse

WDIY  radio


"John Pearce welcomes Cedar Crest College's Dr. Carol Pulham to discuss Medieval literature and, more specifically, the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer. Dr. Pulham talks not only of Chaucer's time (14th century), but also of relevance of his thoughts for us today. Dr. Pulham also reads a short passage from The Canterbury Tales in Middle English."

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Event Appearances (3)

MLA Conference

Conference of the Modern Language Association  New York, New York


Biennial Chaucer Conference

"Chaucer and the Law"  London, England


Literary London Society Annual Conference

"Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation, and Nightmare"  University of London, London, England


Sample Talks (1)

"Griselda-2, Walter-0: Marital Jealousy and Role Reversal in 'The Clerk's Tale'"

I presented this paper at the 52nd Annual Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in May, 2017.

Articles (1)

Promises, Promises: Dorigen's Dilemma Revisited Penn State University


Much of the criticism of the Franklin's Tale follows a cyclical path. First came consideration of the tale as a part of the marriage group; indeed, many critics saw the tale as the solution to the medieval marital problems presented by the other tales...

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