Office: DMS 3122
BA, MA, PhD (Western)
Professor McWebb’s present research focuses mainly on the Digital Humanities and late medieval French literature and culture. She has published extensively on the late medieval French writer Christine de Pizan as well as on the Roman de la rose. Of particular interest are Christine de Pizan’s sustained reactions to this work and the relation between text and iconography in late medieval literature. She published a critical anthology Debating the Roman de la rose: A Critical Anthology with Routledge (2007) and is currently working on a monograph on the textual and iconographic discourse of alchemy in the Roman de la rose. Further, she is co-director of the internationally recognized MARGOT project, which publishes in enriched digital form literary and iconographic materials from the French Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. Her most recent contribution to this digitization project is the development of an image annotation software called imageMAT that is now in its beta phase. Her teaching includes undergraduate and graduate courses on digital cultures, media history and innovation, medieval literature, women writers in the Middle Ages, and translation.