Assistant Professor
budet@oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-1651

Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 320

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Credentials: 
Associate Professor
Education: 

PhD, University of Pennsylvania (2013)

MA, University of Oxford (2007)

BA, University of Michigan (2006)

Curriculum Vitae: 
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Rm 222

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Biography

Tekla Bude specializes in medieval literature. Her research focuses on the ways medieval writers were influenced by and influenced the study of music, arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy -- what medieval scholars would have called the quadrivium and what we might think of as the study of numbers.  Her first book, in progress, investigates forms of "silent" or "metaphysical" music in literature from 1300-1550.

Tekla received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. From 2013-2016, she was Kathleen Hughes Junior Research Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she began work on a second project on the conceptualization of mathematical principles in medieval poetry, theology, and devotional texts. Her work has appeared in The Chaucer Review and the Yearbook of Langland Studies.

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
School of Writing, Literature, and Film
Courses Taught: 

I teach broadly across Medieval Literature and related fields. In addition to teaching 200-level courses in Early British Literature and Shakespeare, I also teach a rotation of upper-division courses that change almost yearly as my interests and the interests of my students change. These include:

History of the English Language (taught every other year)

Global Medieval Literature (taught every other year)

Premodern Sexualities (taught every other year)

Medieval Risk and Future Studies

The Power of Music in Literature

Ways of Knowing in the Medieval World

 

Research/Career Interests: 

Mathematics and Literature

Medieval Literature

Music and Literature

Medieval Philosophy and Theology

Queer Theory

Science and Literature

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality

 

Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

Please see my CV for my latest publications and awards.

My Publications

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