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Dr. Sally Joyce

Professor Emeritus
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Dr. Sally Joyce joined the English Department in 1988 after completing a Ph.D in medieval literature from Miami University in Ohio. Dr. Joyce has taught a variety of courses at Keene State for the English Department, the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, and the American Studies Program. She has served as Chair of American Studies and is also a member of the American Studies core faculty. Since 1993, when she had the opportunity to study with the Rosebud Sioux at Sinte Gleska University in Mission, South Dakota, she has focused her teaching and scholarship on American Indian Studies. Her recent research focuses on Lakota language studies, Lakota arts and crafts, and the literature of Acoma Pueblo writer Simon Ortiz.

Dr. Joyce is also a paleographer and recipient of a Harvard University/Medieval Academy fellowship at Harvard University. Her work in paleography and Medieval Latin resulted in an invitation to join The Records of Early English Drama project in Toronto, and led to a collaboration with Evelyn S. Newlyn and the publication in 1998 of The Records of Early English Drama: Dorset and Cornwall by the University of Toronto Press.

She is the recipient of grants from NEH, the Canadian Council for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, the Whiting Foundation, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and Keene State College.

Dr. Joyce has also published on N. Scott Momaday for the Scribner’s American Writers Series. She is a member of the New England Native American Institute and the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness.

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