ProfileSteven Bruso is an Assistant Professor of English at Endicott College. He 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 and Early Modern literature, fantasy medievalism, gender, and violence. He is a faculty advisor to the Endicott 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. (2022, Forthcoming). Contesting Royal Power: The Ethics of Good Lordship, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and the March of Wales. in Evelyn Meyer and Melissa Ridley Elmes (Eds.) Arthurian Ethics, Boydell & Brewer
Steven Bruso. (2022, Forthcoming). George R. R. Martin`s Muscular Medievalism: Masculinity, Violence, and Fantasy, Studies in Medievalism 32
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.
Early British Literature, Early World Literature, Shakespeare, Introduction to Literary Studies, Other Worlds: Fantasy Medievalism, Critical Reading & Writing I and II