Lecturer, First Year Seminar; Drama Major Advisor
Audrey Becker received a BA in English from Barnard College and an MA and PhD in English literature from the University of Michigan. She has taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and at Marygrove College in Detroit where she was an associate professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages.
Audrey specializes in medieval and early modern literature, the history of the English language, and the history of the book. Her publications focus on contemporary adaptations of pre-modern literature, including “De Do Do Dowland: Sting and the Re-Voicing of Early English Ayres,” and a co-edited volume, Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture: Essays on Adaptations in Literature, Film, Television, and Digital Media (McFarland, 2011). She is currently at work on a research project on mid-century medievalism, which explores how 20th-century American artists and designers re-imagined medieval art.
Since 2018, Audrey has been the administrative coordinator of the Michigan Humanities Collaboratory. Outside of academia, Audrey was a professional singer/songwriter with credits including the Telluride Troubadour Competition and a winner of the Tucson Folk Festival. She has also combined her academic interests with her background in songwriting in an ongoing project: “Fear. Kiss. Love. Disdain: Modern Music/Renaissance Poets.”