Professor Novacich specializes in medieval literature. Her research interests include medieval drama, poetry and poetics, gender studies, archival theory, visual culture, and travel literature. Her first book, Shaping the Archive in Late Medieval England: History, Poetry, and Performance, forthcoming from Cambridge UP, examines how episodes of sacred history – in particular, the loss of Eden, the flood, and the Harrowing of Hell – illuminate the risks and pleasures of archival process. Her current research considers how poetic form might be understood to influence bodies and events in the world. She has published in a number of journals, including Exemplaria, New Medieval Literatures, and Philological Quarterly.