Martha Westcott Driver

Dr. Driver Martha W. Driver is Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University in New York City. A co-founder of the Early Book Society for the study of manuscripts and printing history, she writes about book production, illustration from manuscript to print, and the early history of publishing. In addition to publishing 40 articles in these areas, she has edited twelve journals in nine years. These include: Film & History: Medieval Period in Film 29, 1-4 (1999); a special issue of Literary & Linguistic Computing, “Teaching the Middle Ages with Technology” 14, 2 (June 1999); and the Journal of the Early Book Society. Her books about pictures (from woodcuts to film) include The Image in Print: Book Illustration in Late Medieval England (London and Toronto: British Library Publications and University of Toronto, 2004) and The Medieval Hero on Screen: Representations from Beowulf to Buffy, edited with Sid Ray (Jefferson, N.C., and London: McFarland, 2004). Forthcoming books include Fascicle Four in the Images in English Manuscripts project, with Michael Orr (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2007), Medieval Shakespeare in Performance (McFarland) with Sid Ray, and Midwives to Warriors: Women and Work in the Middle Ages in the Praeger Series on the Middle Ages.

Distinguished Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies
Dyson College of Arts & Sciences
English Department
Pace University
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