Dr. Kronenfeld is both a scholar and a poet (as well as a more occasional writer of fiction, memoir, essays and reviews). She has taught English Literature at the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Riverside and Purdue University. She has published over a dozen articles on Renaissance and other literary topics in various journals. Her in-depth historical-cultural-linguistic study, King Lear and the Naked Truth: Rethinking the Language of Religion and Resistance was published by Duke University Press in 1998. Because of it, Dr. Kronenfeld was named one of the two recipients of the University of California, Riverside, 1996-97 non-Senate Distinguished Researcher Award.
In midlife, Judy Kronenfeld turned back to her childhood love of writing poetry. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous magazines such as Natural Bridge, The Portland Review, Passages North, Poetry International, Chariton Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Manhattan Poetry Review, The Evansville Review, The Mississippi Valley Review, The Louisville Review, The MacGuffin, Hiram Poetry Review, Snake Nation Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Pedestal, Barnwood, The Women's Review of Books, Calyx and Cimarron Review.. She is the author of two chapbooks, Disappeared Down Dark Wells and Still Falling (Inevitable Press, 2000), and Ghost Nurseries (Finishing Line, 2005), and two full-length collections, Shadow of Wings (Bellflower, 1991) and Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths, which won the 2007 Annual Litchfield Review Book Award in the poetry category, and will be published in 2008 by the Litchfield Review Press.