Dalicia Raymond is currently a PhD candidate in English focusing on Medieval Studies. She previously received her M.A. in English Literature and Culture (2013), B.A. in English (2011), and B.A in Secondary Education (2011) from Oregon State University. Dalicia’s research interests include Middle English Literature, medieval magic, personal and cultural alterity, and representations of women, as well as medievalism, particularly in popular youth and children’s literature and popular culture. She is also interested in the influence of medieval magic on Early Modern magicians and literary representations of magic.
Her dissertation, "The Magic of Love: Love Magic in Medieval Romance" considers the intersection of and tension between love magic and free will within medieval romance. The project discusses three function of love magic-- to induce love, to disrupt love, and to maintain or facilitate love. She argues that there is authorial discomfort with the use of love magic that requires either an implicit condemnation or an explicit divine endorsement due to love magic's violation of free will. The project examples this in a variety of literary examples from insular and continental European romances.
Dalicia has taught multiple composition courses (online, hybrid, and in person) since 2011, including English Composition, Writing in Business, Argumentative Writing, Composition III, and Expository Writing: The Monsters Within Us. She has also taught World Literature: Ancient through 16th century and Magical Medievalisms courses. She was a teaching assistant for an online Early Shakespeare course, and is particularly interested in how online and multimodal pedagogy can improve teaching in both online and face-to-face courses. She has received UNM’s Department of English awards for Best ENGL 120 (Composition III) Sequence and Best ENGL 220 (Expository Writing) Sequence and served as a curriculum developer for the UNM Lobo Reading Experience program.