L.O. Aranye Fradenburg Joy

L.O. Aranye Fradenburg Joy is Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature, specializing in medieval literature, literary theory, and mind studies, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before retiring in 2018. She is the author of City, Marriage, Tournament: Arts of Rule in Late Medieval Scotland (Wisconsin, 1991), Sacrifice Your Love: Psychoanalysis, Historicism, Chaucer (Minnesota, 2002), Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts (punctum books, 2013), and numerous articles on the relations between contemporary thought and medieval studies, as well as the editor (with Carla Freccero) of Premodern Sexualities (Routledge, 1996). She also founded and directed UC-Santa Barbara’s specialization in “Literature and the Mind,” and is the Dean of the New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, with a private practice in Santa Barbara, California.