Dr. Craig Rustici

Craig M. Rustici, Ph.D.

209 Calkins Hall

Hofstra University

516-463-5465

Craig.M.Rustici@Hofstra.edu

Curriculum Vitae

 

      Dr. Craig Rustici is an Associate Professor of English at Hofstra University. He received his B.A. from Lafayette College and his M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  His presentation "Glass Houses: Why the Subjects of Queen Elizabeth Avoided the Subject of Pope Joan" was chosen as Hofstra's Fall 2001 Distinguished Faculty Lecture and included on the 2003-2005 program for New York State Speakers in the Humanities.  His book The Afterlife of Pope Joan: Deploying the Pope Joan Legend in Early Modern England has been published by the University of Michigan Press.
   

Craig Rustici's Publications and Lectures on Pope Joan:

The Afterlife of Pope Joan: Deploying the Pope Joan Legend in Early Modern England (University of Michigan Press, 2006) investigates how writers and thinkers in early modern England retold, modified, and manipulated medieval legends concerning Pope Joan, a woman who, as the story goes, disguised herself as a man and ruled over the ninth-century church.

"'Ceste Nouvelle Papesse': Elizabeth I and the Specter of Pope Joan." Elizabeth I: Always Her Own Free Woman. Eds. Carole Levin, Debbie Barrett-Graves, and Jo Eldridge Carney  (Ashgate: Burlington, Vermont and Aldershot, England, 2003). 131-148.

"Gender, Disguise, and Usurpation: The Female Prelate (1680) and the Popish Successor."  Modern Philology 98.2 (November 2000): 271-98.

"Glass Houses: Why the Subjects of Queen Elizabeth Avoided the Subject of Pope Joan." Fall 2001 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Hofstra University..

 

The Afterlife of Pope Joan (cover image)

Pope Joan Links

Catholic Encyclopedia on Pope Joan

E-text of Rosemary and Darroll Pardoe's The Female Pope: The Mystery of Pope Joan

Pope Joan in the News: US News and World Report

Pope Joan in the News: Primetime Live

Pope Joan at the Movies, 1972

Pope Joan at the Movies, 2006

Pope Joan at the Theater: Top Girls

Pope Joan at the Theater: The Musical

Pope Joan: A Novel

A Medical Diagnosis for Pope Joan

Illuminated manuscript image of Pope Joan giving birth

1972 Pope Joan movie poster

Woodcut of Pope Joan