Dr. Meriem Pages
Degrees and Credentials: BA Medieval Studies, Mount Holyoke College; MA History, Stanford University; MA Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; PhD Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Professional interests: Specializes in the image of Islam in medieval Europe. Other research interests include the depiction of women in medieval literature, the representation of the Middle Ages in popular culture, and pedagogy.
Professional Background: Joined the English department at Keene State College in the fall of 2006.
Meriem Pagès is Associate Professor in the English Department at Keene State College, where she teaches a range of courses on medieval literature. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1999 with a B.A. in Medieval Studies and went on to receive an M.A. in History from Stanford University (2001), and an M.A. and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2004 and 2007). Her dissertation focused on the image of the extremist Shi’ite sect of the Assassins in medieval Europe. She remains interested in the portrayal of Islam in medieval Europe and is currently working on a project examining the literary motif of the Saracen princess, a Muslim woman who falls in love with a Christian knight and converts to Christianity out of love for him. She has also published and delivered papers on pedagogy and the representation of the Middle Ages in contemporary popular culture.