L.O. Aranye Fradenburg Joy

L.O. Aranye Fradenburg Joy was a Professor of English and Comparative Literature, specializing in medieval literature, literary theory, and mind studies, at the University of California, Santa Barbar, 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), 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 was also the Director of UC-Santa Barbara’s specialization in “Literature and the Mind,” and is a Clinical Associate of the New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, with a private practice in Santa Barbara, California.

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