Gennifer Dorgan

Adjunct Professor in Modern & Classical Languages

Gennifer Dorgan is an interdisciplinary scholar studying medieval multilingual literary traditions. Her dissertation focuses on German and Latin translations of Mechthild of Magdeburg’s Flowing Light of the Godhead. In addition to teaching German and Latin at Assumption since 2019, she has collaborated with library staff to make the D’Alzon Library’s collection of medieval manuscripts more accessible to students, faculty, and the community.


BA, German Area Studies, Kenyon College, 2013

MA, Medieval Studies, University of Connecticut, 2016

PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, expected 2026


“A Wimple, a Pit: Gender in Ancrene Wisse, Rhetorically Constructed.” Early Middle English 3.2 (2021): 39-55.

“The Visio Pauli as a Source for the Old English Homily Be Domes Dæge.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 29.4 (2016): 197-99.


“Treasures on Vellum: Medieval Manuscripts in the D’Alzon Library.” Assumption University d’Alzon Chair, March 30, 2023.

“Bilingual Women in Medieval Germany.” Assumption University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program, October 26, 2022.

Additional Information

Gennifer’s research guide to the medieval manuscripts in the D’Alzon Library can be found at