Lainie Pomerleau

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow

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  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location: 309 Skiles
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Pronunciation of Name:
Lay-nee Pomm-er-low
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Dr. Lainie Pomerleau graduated with her PhD in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature from the University of Georgia in 2019. Her work focuses on how the contained, finite nature of narrative time, in which events may be recycled and re-commemorated, creates meaning in pre-modern texts.

Dr. Pomerleau’s current research examines narrative, time, and genre in medieval romance and its relationship to contemporary speculative fiction, as well as the cyclical, apocalyptic nature of kingship in medieval texts and Shakespeare’s history plays. She is also interested in how the homogenization of popular science writing has potentially limited access to that same body of work, as well as ageist pedagogical practices that impact potential students aged thirty and over in the Research I composition classroom.

  • Phd, English Literature, University of Georgia, 2019
  • MA, English Literature, University of Tennessee, 2013
  • BA, English Literature, University of Southern Maine, 2011
Areas of
  • Arthurian Legend
  • Chaucer
  • Medieval Literature
  • Medieval Romance
  • Pre Modern Life Writing
  • Pre Modern Public Writing
  • Shakespeare
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Women


Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Literacy Studies
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Accessibility
  • Aging
  • Communication
  • Cross-Cultural Engagement
  • Development of Literacies
  • Digital and Mixed Media
  • Drama and Theater Studies
  • Ethical Practices in Contemporary Contexts
  • Future of the Liberal Arts
  • Grammar
  • Historiography
  • Impacts and Consequences of Race/Ethnicity
  • Language and Popular Culture
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Mediatized Culture
  • Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Qualities of Public Discourses
  • Religion and Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Science Fiction
  • World Literature


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II
  • LMC-3403: Technical Communication, Theory and Practice