The Oral Tradition Staff
John Zemke directs the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition and the Center for eResearch at the University of Missouri. He began his study of verbal arts with his training in medieval Spanish literature under Samuel G. Armistead. He teaches courses on Hispanic Oral Traditions, History of the Spanish Language, and medieval Spanish Literature at the University of Missouri. His 2004 book entitled Mose ben Barukh Almosnino. Regimiento de la vida y Tratado de los suenyos (Salonika, 1564) reflects interest in restoring Spanish language documents in Hebrew characters to the historical record.
John Miles Foley was the Founding Director of the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition and the Center for eResearch at the University of Missouri, where he served as W. H. Byler Chair in the Humanities and Curators Professor of Classical Studies and English. Among his recent books are Oral Tradition and the Internet: Pathways of the Mind (2012), How to Read an Oral Poem (2002), an edition and translation of The Wedding of Mustajbey's Son Bećirbey as Performed by Halil Bajgorić (2004), and A Companion to Ancient Epic (2005). For further information see his curriculum vitae.
Katy Chenoweth, Managing Editor, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classical Studies and has a master’s degree in Greek and Roman archaeology with an emphasis in bioarchaeology from Newcastle upon Tyne University. Her research interests include Seneca the Younger, ancient and modern geophilosophy, and literary cartography.
Lauren Anderson, Editorial Assistant, is a MA student in the Department of Classical Studies. Her research interests currently include the ancient Greek oral tradition, reception of the oral tradition in Hellenistic and neoteric poetry, and comparative mythology.
Elise Broaddus, Editorial Assistant, is a PhD student in the English Department. Her work explores the moments of epistolarity in late medieval literature and the ways in which they relate and proceed from rhetorical discourses such as the ars dictaminis.
Hannah Lenon serves as Administrative Assistant for both the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition and the Center for eResearch. Her interests include interstitial fiction and transformative works.
Evelyn Yamoah is a PhD candidate in Spanish at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. She holds am MPhil in Spanish Literature from the University of Ghana Legon. Her research area is post Civil War Literature of Spain.