1. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  2. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  3. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  4. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  5. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Department of English Graduate Programs
Tison Pugh

Tison Pugh, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature from University of Oregon (2000)
  • M.Ed. in English Education from University of Massachusetts, Amherest (1993)
  • B.A. in English Literature from State University of New York, College at Purchase (1991)

Research Interests

Medieval English Literature; Queer and Gender Studies; Pedagogy; Film; Children's Literature; Southern Literature

Selected Publications


  • The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2018. 

  • Precious Perversions: Humor, Homosexuality, and the Southern Literary Canon. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016.

  • Folse, K., & Pugh, T. (2015). Great Writing Book 5 (3rd Ed.). Boston: National Geographic Learning.

  • Chaucer's (Anti-)Eroticisms and the Queer Middle Ages. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2014.

  • Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2014.

  • Literary Studies: A Practical Guide. Co-written with Margaret E. Johnson. Abingdon: Routledge, 2014. 

  • Queer Chivalry: Medievalism and the Myth of White Masculinity in Southern Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. 

  • An Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013.

  • Medievalisms: Making the Past in the Present. Co-written with Angela Jane Weisl. New York: Routledge, 2012.

  • Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature. New York: Routledge, 2011.

  • Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

  • Queering Medieval Genres. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Edited Collections

  • Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other. Co-edited with Miriamne Ara Krummel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

  • Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales. Co-edited with Kathleen Coyne Kelly. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016.

  • The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past. Co-edited with Susan Aronstein. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

  • Queer Movie Medievalisms. Co-edited with Kathleen Kelly. Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2009. 

  • Men and Masculinities in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. Co-edited with Marcia Smith Marzec. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer. 2008.

  • Race, Class, and Gender in “Medieval” Cinema. Co-edited with Lynn Ramey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

  • Approaches to Teaching Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and the Shorter Poems. Co-edited with Angela Jane Weisl. New York: Modern Language Association, 2007.


• UCF Pegasus Professor Designation, 2019. 

• The Popular Culture Association John Leo and Dana Heller Award for the Best Work in  LGBTQ Studies, for The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom, 2019. 

• UCF College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Research Award, 2012.

• Southeastern Medieval Association Award for Scholarly Achievement, 2011.

• Council of Editors of Learned Journals Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement. Co-Awardees Noah Guynn, University of California-Davis; Patricia Ingham, Indiana University; Peggy McCracken, University of Michigan, and Elizabeth Scala, University of Texas; for Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2011.

• UCF College of Arts and Humanities Research Incentive and Development Award, 2011

• National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute on “Representations of the ‘Other’: Jews in Medieval Christendom,” at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Director, Irven Resnick, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Summer 2010.

• UCF College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2009 and 2016

• UCF College of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Researcher Award, 2007

• UCF Research Incentive Award, 2006, 2011, and 2016.

• UCF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, 2006 and 2011.

• UCF Teaching Incentive Program Award, 2006, 2013, and 2018.

• National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute on Anglo-Saxon England at Trinity College, Cambridge. Director, Paul Szarmach, The Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University. Summer 2004

• UCF College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2004

Updated: Apr 19, 2019

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