Marybeth Ruether-Wu

Marybeth Ruether-Wu earned her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University in 2017, where she defended her dissertation, Revel, Reiving, and Outlawry: Regulating the Body Politic In Late Medieval Popular Literature. Recently, she contributed an article on blood feud and ballads to the forthcoming book Food and Feast in Premodern Outlaw Tales: “‘So shall we take our dinner sweet’: When the Greenwood Consumes the Outlaw.” She has spent the past several years teaching at Ithaca College and baking increasingly-outrageous cakes. For the latter (including a cake that spurts “blood” when you cut it—you may notice a theme), she can be found @anarchist.cake.collective on Instagram.

Articles by Marybeth Ruether-Wu:

Sores of the Realm

in Issue 95 | Symptoms (Jul 2020)