Significant publications (see cv for complete list):
Gender in Medieval Culture. (Key Themes in History) Bloomsbury, 2015.
How to Write About Chaucer. (Harold Bloom’s How to Write About Literature series) Chelsea House, 2009.
The Lesbian Premodern. Co-edited with Noreen Giffney and Diane Watt. Palgrave (New Middle Ages Series), 2011.
“The Function of Spiritual and Material Roads in the English Reclusive Tradition.” In Medieval Roads. Eds. Valerie J. Allen and Ruth Evans. Manchester University Press, 2015. 157-76.
“Divine Orgasm and Self-Blazoning: The Fragmented Body of the Female Medieval Visionary.” In Sexuality, Sociality and Cosmology in Medieval Literary Texts. Eds. Jennifer N. Brown and Marla Segol. Palgrave, 2013. 123-43.
“Devotional Literature: Performance & Performativity.” In The History of British Women’s Writing: Volume 1, 1350-1500. Eds. Diane Watt and Liz Herbert McAvoy. Palgrave, 2011. 103-111.
“Privacy, Exile, and the Rhetoric of Solitude in the Middle English Anchoritic Tradition.” The Rhetorics of Anchoritism. Ed. Liz Herbert McAvoy. University of Wales Press, 2008. 96-110.
“Audiotactility & The Medieval Soundscape of Parchment.” Sounding Out!: A Peer-Reviewed Sound Studies Blog (Special Issue on Medieval Sound) [October 17, 2016] <https://soundstudiesblog.com/2016/10/17/audiotactility-the-medieval-soundscape-of-parchment/>
“Extra-Temporal Place Attachment & Adaptive Reuse: The Afterlives of Medieval English Anchorholds.” Studies in Medievalisms XXV(2016): 173-96.
“Touching Jesus: Christ’s Side Wound & Medieval Manuscript Tradition.” Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon. A peer-reviewed blog. [January 2016] <http://blogs.surrey.ac.uk/medievalwomen/2016/01/05/touching-jesus-christs-side-wound-medieval-manuscript-tradition/>
“Architecture of Desire: Mediating the Female Gaze in the Medieval English Anchorhold.” Gender & History. 25.3(2013): 541-60.
“Uncovering Difference: Encoded Homoerotic Anxiety within the Medieval English Eremitic Tradition.” Journal of the History of Sexuality. 19.1(2010): 133-52.
“‘Where are the Lesbians in Chaucer?’: Lack, Opportunity, & Female Homoeroticism in Medieval Studies Today.” The Journal of Lesbian Studies. 11.3/4(2007): 331-45.
“Representing the Negative: Positing the Lesbian Void & Medieval English Anchoritism.” thirdspace 3.2(2004): 70-88 [print], 26 par. [web]. <http://journals.sfu.ca/thirdspace/index.php/journal/article/viewArticle/sauer>
Upcoming presentations (see cv for previous ones):
Plenary Address. Title TBA. [topic: post-medieval anchorites] Co-presented with Liz Herbert McAvoy. International Anchoritic Society Conference. Cranford, NJ. June 2021.
Plenary Address. Title TBA. [topic: desire & sexuality in medieval religion] Southeastern Medieval Association Conference. Spartanburg, SC. October 2020.
“Queer Temporality: Modern and Medieval Fragments of Sexuality & Spirituality.” To be presented at the International Medieval Conference. Leeds, UK. July 2020.
“‘The spikenard of your virginity’: Scent & Taste in the Anchorhold.” To be presented at the International Medieval Congress. Kalamazoo, MI. May 2020.
“Hot Water and the Masculinization of Guðrun.” To be presented at the International Medieval Congress. Kalamazoo, MI. May 2020.
“Blackness and Pre-Modern Christianity.” To be presented at the Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature. Dordt, IA. April 2020.