Assistant Professor

Office: 541-737-1651

Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 320

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Curriculum Vitae: 
Office Hours: 
MF 1500-1600
Rm 320

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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.

Affiliated with: 
Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
Courses Taught: 

Winter 2017

Eng 201: Shakespeare

Eng 425/525: Medieval Learning and the Natural World: From Theory to Practice


Fall 2016

Eng 204: Survey of British Literature: Beginnings to 1660



Research/Career Interests: 

Medieval Literature

Science and Literature

Music and Literature

Medieval Philosophy and Theology




My Publications

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