Kimberly Fonzo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Kimberly Fonzo, Ph.D.

Professional Info: Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (210) 458-8253
Fax: (210) 458-5366
Office: MB 2.410


Medieval literature, early theatre and performance, women’s and gender studies, medieval authorship, prophecy and apocalypse, devils and the demonic


Dr. Fonzo’s research focuses on the popularity of English prophecy in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries and its influence on constructions of authorship. Her work also explores prophecy’s role on the early English stage, especially as it relates to portrayals of the Devil. Dr. Fonzo has directed a number of all-student theatrical performances, including a pageant at the University of Toronto’s Chester 2010 conference, and a dinner theatre production of Mankind at the University of Illinois in 2013.


  • “William Langland’s Uncertain Apocalyptic Prophecy of the Davidic King.” Catastrophes and the Apocalyptic. Ed. Jaime Lara. Turnhout: BREPOLS. Forthcoming.
  • “Richard II's Publicly Prophesied Deposition in Gower's Confessio Amantis.” Modern Philology 14.1 (2016): 1-17.
  • “Procula’s Civic Body and Pilate’s Masculinity Crisis in the York Cycle’s ‘Christ Before Pilate 1: The Dream of Pilate’s Wife.’” Early Theatre 16.2 (2013): 11-32.
  • “The Three Genders of Prophetic Authority in Christine de Pizan’s La Mutacion de Fortune.” In Christine de Pizan. La scrittrice e la città. Christine de Pizan: L' Ecrivaine et la ville. Christine de Pizan. The Woman Writer and the City, ed. Giovana Angelli and Patrizia Caraffi, 63-74. Florence: Alinea, 2013.

Recent Courses


  • British Literature I
  • Senior Seminar: Love and Sex in Medieval Literature
  • Senior Seminar: Medieval English Drama


  • Medieval Literature
  • Chaucer

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