Faculty Biography

Candace Taylor

Candace Hull Taylor

Assistant Director, Core Writing Program


BA (Westmont College), MA (California State University, Sacramento), PhD (University of California, Davis)

Contact Information:

Office: Frandsen 135

Telephone: (775) 682-6381

Email: chtaylor@unr.edu

Recent Publications:

Reading Prudence in “Sawles Warde” and Chaucer's “Tale of Melibee.” In: Performance and Theatricality in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Brepols Publishing. (forthcoming).

Beowulf” in the American High School: A Brief History of Versions and Assumptions. In: “Beowulf” as Children’s Literature. Eds. Bruce Gilchrist, Marijane Osborn, and Anna Smol. (under submission).

“The Life of Saint Maharete,” (co-translated with Claire Waters). In: The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The Medieval Period, Second Edition. Broadview Press (2009). Web.

Academic Specializations:

Old and Middle English language and literature; Allegory, Medieval reading practices, Culture of the book, Manuscript studies, Composition pedagogy


Candace Hull Taylor, who has been at UNR since 2010, is one of the two assistant directors of the Core Writing Program.  In her role as assistant director, she works in assessment, placement and course development.  Prior to coming to UNR, Dr. Hull Taylor taught at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, Sacramento City College, and at UC Davis, where she earned her PhD in 2007.  Dr. Hull Taylor specializes in medieval literature, manuscript studies (paleography), the culture of the book, women religious and medieval literacy.  In addition to teaching composition and medieval literature courses, she has also taught courses in British literature up to 1830, American Puritan literature,  allegory from the classical to the post-modern age, and the Bible as literature.  In “another life,” as she puts it, she taught high school English in California, where she worked on state accreditation teams, oversaw the implementation of a charter school plan, and served twice as a California State Mentor Teacher specializing in new teacher training and writing across the curriculum program implementation.  During her time in the Placer Union High School District, she won three teaching awards, and at UC Davis, she won the campus-wide Graduate Student Teaching Award.  Her outside interests include choral singing, hiking, camping, and gardening.