Assistant Professor of English (Medieval), The College of Saint Rose

Office: 423 Western (look for the gnomes!)
Phone 518.485.3778
Email: laityk[at]strose.edu

Department of English
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany NY 12203
FAX 518.454.2862

Teaching is my work:

"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all." -- Voltaire

"Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms." -- Angela Carter

"We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light." -- Hildegard of Bingen

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." -- Samuel Beckett