Research and Teaching:
fourteenth-century illustration, one merchant (center) speaks with a
nobleman, while another writes
accounts into a book.
Image detail from
British Library Additional MS 27695, fol. 7v.
I specialize in late medieval literature, and
my research and teaching interests include Geoffrey Chaucer, John
Gower, and their contemporaries; medieval romance; sociolinguistics;
and material culture. My current research investigates multilingualism
and commerce in medieval England and France, but my interests extend
into later fields and periods, including early print culture,
postcolonial theory, and the history of the English language. I am
currently working on a book on merchants and literary production in
- Geoffrey Chaucer Chronology. My website includes a chronology of Chaucer's
life and times,
as well as a companion site
timeline. These sites are works-in-progress, and I invite corrections,
comments, or suggestions.
- John Gower Website. This page dedicated to the life,
work, and times of Gower
is also a work-in-progress. I hope it is useful to other people
interested in this poet.
Last updated: 22 December 2007