Nicholas Ealy, PhD
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Nicholas Ealy, PhD

Associate Professor

English and Modern Languages Department

Auerbach Hall 212J


PhD   Emory University   |   MA   Florida State University  |   BA   Stetson University

Nicholas Ealy specializes in the medieval literature and culture of Iberia and France. He teaches French language courses as well as courses in European and Latin-American literature and culture, Mediterranean Studies, and Literature and Psychology/Psychoanalysis. His research is primarily focused on the literature of erotic and spiritual love from the 12th to the 15th century, but he is also interested in the philosophical tradition of human subjectivity, psychoanalytic studies, film studies, and text and image. He is currently working on a book examining the ways in which Ovid's myth of Narcissus influences medieval writers such as Chrétien de Troyes, Guillaume de Machaut, and Alain de Lille, primarily regarding the ways in which they address problems arising from the interplay between desire, trauma and fantasy. Professor Ealy has peer-reviewed publications on 'Celestina,' Michel Tournier's 'The Ogre,' 'The Book of Good Love,' and René of Anjou's 'Book of the Love-Smitten Heart.' His research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation.