Leslie Jacoby, M.A., M.F.A.
Departments and Colleges:
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
Department of Environmental Studies
College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Medieval English Studies (Falconry Treatises, Chaucer, Malory, OE Poetry), Art of Falconry (Instructional Treatises), Medieval French Literature (Marie de France, Anonymous Lais, Chrétien de Troyes, Jean Renart, Roman de la Rose); Art History (Medieval Illuminations/ Miniatures, Children’s Book Illustrations); Children’s Literature; Narrative Analysis; Manuscript/Textual Studies; Genre Studies; Celtic Studies; Creative Writing (Nonfiction and Fiction); Screenwriting
English Composition – Pathways Certification
Engineering Reports on the Earth and Environment
Health Science Writing Workshop
Technical and Business Communication
I am currently working on three projects: a memoir/instructional manual on the art of falconry, caregiving, and mental health; a lower-division composition reader for incoming science majors entitled, Gods, Monsters, Mad Scientists; and, an edition and translation of two medieval Old French falconry instructional treatises.
2015 Peregrinations: A Memoir in the Art of Falconry and Mental Health, Thesis, San José State U. Proquest ETD Administrator. Web. Dec 2015.
“Allan Forrest” A Portrait. Reed Magazine 68 (2015): 120-129. Print.
“Let the Gang Meet the Writer.” Reed Magazine 68 (2015): 198-202. Print.
“Resting on the Ledge: A Recovery from the Edge of Extinction.” Golden Gate Birder. Web. 25 May 2015.
Publications ~ Book Reviews:
2016 Seasons in the Literatures of the Medieval North, P. S. Langeslag, Comitatus, Vol. 47 (2016): 294-297.
Medieval Romance and Material Culture. Ed. Nicholas Perkins, Comitatus, Vol. 47 (2016): 309-312.
2015 Boccaccio’s Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal, Katherine A. Brown, Comitatus, Vol. 46 (2015): 215-217.
Federico Grisone, The Rules of Riding: An Edited Translation of the First Renaissance Treatise on Classical Horsemanship. Ed. Elizabeth MacKenzie Tobey, Trans. Elizabeth MacKenzie Tobey and Federica Brunori Deigan, Comitatus, Vol. 46 (2015): 238-240.
2014 Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim, ed. Peter Barnet, Michael Brandt, and Gerhard Lutz, Comitatus, Vol. 45 (2014): 283-284.
From Tyrant to Philosopher King: A Literary History of Alexander the Great in Medieval and Early Modern England, Charles Russell Stone, Comitatus, Vol. 45 (2014): 334-336.
2013 Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy: Images From a Scientific Revolution, Domenico Laurenza, Comitatus, Vol. 44 (2013): 293-295.
2015 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers: “The Irish Sea Cultural Province: Crossroads of Medieval Literature and Languages” Belfast, Northern Ireland ~ Douglas, Isle of Man ~ Glasgow, Scotland (8 June – 12 July 2015)
2016 “Branwen and the ederyn drydwen: Narrative Complications in The Mabinogi (U.C., Berkeley Humanities Club, September 2016)
2016 “The Triad of Unfortunate Birds: When a Starling Is Not a Starling in The Mabinogi” (Concordia University, Concordia Irish Society, January 2016)
2013 “A Bird in the Hand: A Comparative Analysis of the Practical Usage of Raptor Traps in the 14th and 21st Centuries (University of Leeds, International Medieval Congress, July 2013)
2013 “Welsh Peregrinations: The Value of a Raptor Through the Laws of Hywel Dda” (U.C. Berkeley, 35th California Celtic Conference, March 2013)
2011 “Poetic Pleasures in the Art of Falconry: Réalisme in Jean Renart’s L’Escoufle and Fantasme in Chrétien de Troyes’ Yvain or Le chevalier au lion” (University of Leeds, International Medieval Congress, July 2011)
2011 “The Perceptions of Medieval Falconry and Its Heritage: Modern Master Falconers Offer a Response” (Western Michigan University, 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2011)
2010 “The Falconry Simile: Literary and Artistic Seeds in Le livre du roi Modus et de la reine Ratio” (University of Leeds, International Medieval Congress, July 2010)
2010 “Deduit d’Oisiaus: Medieval Reflections of Lost Pastimes” (Arizona State University, ACMRS, February 2010)
2009 “Rackham’s Mesmerizing World of Faërie: Cryptic Visions in Undine and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pembroke College, Oxford Roundtable, March 2009)
2016 “Crossroads of Medieval Languages and Literature: Results of the NEH Summer Seminar in the Irish Sea Cultural Province” [A Roundtable] (Western Michigan University, 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, 12-15 May 2016)
2015 “The Triad of Unfortunate Birds: An Examination of Birds and Women in The Mabinogi” Roundtable: [NEH Summer Seminar] Literary Culture Around the Irish Sea in the Middle Ages – Coordinator: Charlie MacQuarrie. (University of Glasgow, 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies, 13-17 July 2015)
Portuguese, French, Spanish
Old English, Middle English, Old French
Hebrew, Latin (Limited)
M.F.A., Creative Writing, San José State University
M.A., English, San José State University
B.A., English and American Literature, University of California, San Diego
A.A., Humanities, Foothill College