Warren Edminster


Dr. Warren Edminster

Dr. Warren Edminster

Professor of English, Director of the University Honors Program

Lowry 304-A, Murray State University, Murray KY 42071-3341

"If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work."

– William Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV, I. ii. 159-60


  • Ph.D., Baylor University
  • M.A., Clemson University
  • B.A., Baylor University


  • The Preaching Fox: Festive Subversion in the Plays of the Wakefield Master. Routledge, 2005.

Highlighted Publications

  • "Fairies and Feminism: Recurrent Patterns in Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Tale' and Brontë's Jane Eyre." The Victorian Newsletter (Fall 2003). Reprinted in Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House, New York: 2007.
  • "Punning and Political Parody in The Second Shepherds' Play." English Language Notes (June 2003).
  • "Foolish Shepherds and Priestly Folly: Festive Influence in Prima Pastorum." Medieval Perspectives (2000)

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

  • Early English Drama
  • History of the English Language
  • Medieval Literature

Awards and Distinctions

  • Best First Book Award, Southeastern Medieval Association, 2008
  • Excellence in Service Award, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, 2005 

Leadership and Service

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Congress on Medieval Studies
  • Southeastern Medieval Association

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