Dr. Pareles (pronouns: ze/they/he/she) is a medievalist working on two book projects. The Strain of Purity: Jewish Law in Old English Vernacular Translation argues that the cultural translation of Jewish law was central to pre-Conquest English identity projects, including promotion of monastic chastity and ecclesiastial sovereignty over the secular. The second, tentatively titled Time’s Others: Infant, Animal, and Jewish Temporalities in Medieval Christianity, explores the abjected, arrested, and pregnant temporalities that make medieval Christian futures possible.
Selected Recent Publications
“What the Raven Said to the Eagle: Animal Language and the Return of Loss in Beowulf.” In Dating Beowulf: Studies in Intimacy. Edited by Daniel C. Remein and Erica Weaver. Manchester University Press, 2019. 164-86.