Steven Bruso received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Westfield State University, his Masters of Arts in English from Clark University, and his Doctor of Philosophy in English from Fordham University. His research focuses on medieval literature, gender, and violence. At Endicott, Professor Bruso teaches courses on early British literature, as well as the freshman writing sequence. He is also a faculty advisor for Endicott`s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.
Doctor of Philosophy in English
Master of Arts in English
Westfield State University
Bachelor of Arts in English
Awards and Accomplishment
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fordham University, 2017-2018
Professor Bruso is working on a book project that explores the social significance of developed male bodies to discourses of military culture and masculinity in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and argues that representations of knightly physicality are the vehicle for expressing cultural anxieties about militarism.
Steven Bruso. (2017). Bodies Hardened for War: Knighthood in Fifteenth-Century England. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 47(2), 255-277.
Steven Bruso. (2015). The Sword and the Scepter: Mordred, Arthur, and the Dual Roles of Kingship in the Alliterative Morte Arthure. Arthuriana 25(2), 44-66.