RICHARD ALLEN SHOAF
Alumni Professor of English -- 1990-93 
University of Florida

curriculum vitae

ADDRESSES

Professional

P.O. Box 117310, UF, Gainesville, FL 32611-7310; 352.392-6650 x 264

Home

725 Northeast 6th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601-5567; 352.371-7149

EMAIL

rashoaf@english.ufl.edu

FAX

352.392-0860

World Wide Web

EDUCATION

B. A. summa cum laude, "With Honors in the Arts and Sciences," Wake Forest University l970; B. A. Honours, The University of East Anglia 1972; M. A. Cornell University 1975; Ph. D. Cornell University 1977

DISSERTATION

"`Mutatio Amoris': Revision and Penitence in Chaucer's The Book of the Duchess." Director: R. E. Kaske, late Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Cornell University

LANGUAGES (reading competence)

Latin, Italian, French (old and modern), Old and Middle English, German, Provençal

EMPLOYMENT

Cornell University, Teaching Assistant in the English Department

Courses Taught

Yale University, Assistant Professor of English, 1977-1981

Courses Taught

Yale University, Associate Professor of English, 1982-85

Courses Taught

The University of Florida, Professor of English, 1986-present

Courses Taught

TEACHING INTERESTS

Medieval and Renaissance poetry (English, Italian, French, Latin); Modern British Poetry (especially Yeats, Eliot, Auden); Literary Theory; Composition; Poetry writing

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND HONORS 
(in reverse chronological order)

PUBLICATIONS

Books
  1. Dante, Chaucer, and the Currency of the Word: Money, Images, and Reference in Late Medieval Poetry (Norman, Oklahoma: Pilgrim Books, 1983).
  2. The Poem as Green Girdle: "Commercium" in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", Humanities Monographs Series of the University of Florida, Number 55 (Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1984).
  3. Milton, Poet of Duality: A Study of Semiosis in the Poetry and the Prose (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985).

  4. Re-issued, with a new Preface, by the University Press of Florida on April 19, 1993.
Editions
  1. Troilus and Criseyde (East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1989). In third printing (as of April 30, 1998, 6,563 copies had sold).
  2. The Testament of Love, by Thomas Usk, TEAMS Middle English Texts Series (METS) (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, June 22, 1998).
  3. Founding Editor of EXEMPLARIA: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a joint project among UF, Loyola University in New Orleans and the Publisher, Pegasus Press (UNC - Asheville); volume 1, number 1 appeared March 1, 1989; volume 10, number 1, appeared April 10, 1998; volume 10, number 2 shipped from the printer 10.2.98; volume 11, number 1 currently in page proofs (12.30.98); volume 11, number 2 currently being copy-edited. CELJ (Council of Editors of Learned Journals) awarded Exemplaria 2.1 "Honorable Mention" in the category "Best Special Issue of a Member Journal in 1990" at the 1990 MLA meeting in Chicago
Collections
  1. Guest Editor, Chaucer Review 21, 2 (Autumn, 1986): 85-309 (224 pages): Memorial volume for the late Professor Judson Boyce Allen, of the University of Florida, including essays by Robert Adams, John Alford, Emerson Brown, Jr., Helen Cooper, Mario A. Di Cesare, John Fleming, Patrick Gallacher, Margaret Gibson, George Kane, Robert Kaske, Jeanne Krochalis, Glending Olson, Strother Purdy, R. A. Shoaf, and Linda Voigts.
  2. Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde" -- "Subgit to alle poesye": Essays in Criticism (Binghamton: MRTS, 1992), a collection of essays by 16 Chaucerians, seven previously published and nine new for this volume in the "Pegasus Paperbooks" Series.
 
Poetry

Simple Rules (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Poetry Press, 1991).
 

Articles
    Latin
  1. "`Certius exemplar sapientis viri': Rhetorical Subversion and Subversive Rhetoric in Pharsalia IX," Philological Quarterly 57 (1978): 143-54.
  2. "Raoul Glaber et la `Visio Anselli Scholastici'," Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale 23 (1980): 215-19 (in French).
  3. "Dormitory Dreams, or: Exegesis and the Frustration of an `Aethiop'," Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 17 (1982): 46-50.
  4. Dante

  5. "Dante's colombi and the Figuralism of Hope in the Divine Comedy," Dante Studies 93 (1975): 27-59.
  6. "`Auri Sacra Fames' and the Age of Gold: Purg. 22, 40-4l and 148-50," Dante Studies 96 (1978): 195-99.
  7. "Dante's Beard: Sic et Non (Purgatorio 31. 67)," in "Magister Regis": Studies in Honor of Robert Earl Kaske, ed. Arthur Groos with Emerson Brown, Jr., Thomas D. Hill, Giuseppe Mazzotta, and Joseph S. Wittig (New York: Fordham University Press, 1986), pp. 171-78.
  8. "The Crisis of Convention in Cocytus," Allegoresis: The Craft and Meaning of Allegory, ed. J. Stephen Russell (New York: Garland, 1988), pp. 157-69.
  9. "`Lo gel che m'era intorno al cor' (Purgatorio 30. 97) and `Frigidus circum praecordia sanguis' (Georgics II. 484): Dante's Transcendence of Virgil," 57-72, in Studi americani su Dante, ed. Gian Carlo Alessio and Robert Hollander (Milan: Franco Angeli, 1989).

  10. -----. Appearing also, in English, in Lectura Dantis 5 (1989): 30-46.
  11. "Purgatorio and Pearl: Transgression and Transcendence," Texas Studies in Language and Literature 32 (1990): 152-68, a special issue under the editorship of David Wallace, entitled Beatrice dolce memoria: Essays on the "Vita Nuova" and the Beatrice-Dante Relationship.
  12. "`Dante in Ynglyssh': Chaucer and Pier della Vigna (Inferno 13 and the Prologue to the Legend of Good Women)," in Dante and Modern American Criticism, a special number of Annali d'Italianistica, 8 (1990): 384-94.
  13. "Ugolino and Erysichthon," Dante and Ovid: Essays in Intertextuality, ed. Madison U. Sowell (Binghamton: MRTS, 1991), 51-64.
  14. "Dante, the Codex, and the Margin of Error," in The Use of Manuscripts in Literary Studies: Essays in Memory of Judson Boyce Allen, ed. Penelope B. R. Doob and Charlotte Morse (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 1992), pp. 1-17.
  15. "`Noon Englissh Digne': Dante in Late Medieval England," in Dante Now: Current Trends in Dante Studies, ed. Theodore Cachey (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1995), 189-203.
  16. Chaucer

  17. "Notes Toward Chaucer's Poetics of Translation," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 1 (1979): 55-66.
  18. "Stalking the Sorrowful H(e)art: Penitential Lore and the Hunt-Scene in The Book of the Duchess," The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 78 (1979): 13-24.
  19. "`Mutatio Amoris': `Penitentia' and the Form of The Book of the Duchess," Genre 14 (1981): 63-89.
  20. "Dante's Commedia and Chaucer's Theory of Mediation: A Preliminary Sketch," New Perspectives in Chaucer Criticism (Norman, Oklahoma: Pilgrim Books, 1982), pp. 83-103.
  21. "Chaucer and Medusa: The Franklin's Tale," Chaucer Review 21, 2 (1986): 74-90.

  22. Reprinted in New Casebooks: Chaucer - Contemporary Critical Essays, ed. Valerie Allen and Ares Axiotis (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997), pp. 242-52.
  23. "`Unwemmed Custance': Circulation, Incest, and Property in the Man of Law's Tale," Exemplaria 2 (1990): 287-302.
  24. "Troilus and Criseyde: The Falcon in the Mew," in Typology and English Medieval Literature, Georgia State Literary Studies 7, ed. Hugh T. Keenan (New York: AMS Press, 1992), pp. 149-68.
  25. Middle English

  26. "God's `Malyse': Conversion and the Structure of the Trope in Patience," The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 11 (1981): 61-79.
  27. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure: The Story of Britain's David," The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 81 (1982): 204-26.
  28. "`Speche þat spire is of grace': A Note on Piers Plowman B. 9. 104," Yearbook of Langland Studies 1 (1987): 128-33.
  29. "The `Syngne of Surfet' and the `Surfeit of Signs' in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," in The Passing of Arthur: Loss and Renewal in Arthurian Tradition, ed. Christopher Baswell and William C. Sharpe (New York: Garland, 1988), pp. 152-69.
  30. "`Tho Love Made Him an Hard Eschange' and `With Fals Brocage Hath Take Usure': Narcissus and Echo in the Confessio Amantis," Mediaevalia 16 (1993): 197-209 (a special issue in honor of John Hurt Fisher).
  31. Shakespeare

  32. "`For there is figures in all things': Juxtology in Shakespeare, Spenser, and Milton," in The Work of Dissimilitude: Essays from the Sixth Citadel Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Literature, ed. David G. Allen and Robert White (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1992), pp. 266-85.
  33. "Hamlet: Like Mother, Like Son", forthcoming in 1999 in Thicker Than Water: Incest and the Literary Imagination, ed. Elizabeth Barnes.
  34. Milton

  35. "`Our Names are Debts': Messiah's Account of Himself (Paradise Lost 3. 238: "`Account me man'")," in Reconsidering the Renaissance, ed. Mario A. Di Cesare, Papers from the Twenty-Sixth Annual CEMERS Conference on "The Renaissance" (Binghamton: MRTS, 1992), pp. 461-73.
  36. "The Syllable of Sin (in/en) in Paradise Lost and the Syllable of Men in The Prelude, 12-14," in English Romanticism: Preludes and Postludes: Essays in Honor of Edwin Graves Wilson, ed. Donald Schoonmaker and John A. Alford (East Lansing: Colleagues Press, 1993), pp. 21- 41.
  37. Literary Theory

  38. "Medieval Studies After Derrida After Heidegger," in Sign, Sentence, Discourse: Language in Medieval Thought and Literature, ed. Julian N. Wasserman and Lois Y. Roney (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1989), pp. 9-30.
  39. "The Play of Puns in Late Middle English Poetry: Concerning Juxtology," in On Puns: The Foundation of Letters, ed. Jonathan Culler (London: Basil Blackwell, 1988), pp. 44-61.
  40. "Literary Theory, Medieval Studies, and the Crisis of Difference," in Reorientations: Literary Theory, Pedagogy, and Social Change, ed. Bruce Henricksen and Thaïs Morgan (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990), 77-92.
  41. "All Information is Already in Formation: The Internet and Learned Journals," in The Politics and Processes of Scholarship, ed. L. Lenker and J. Moxley (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995), 97-104.
Electronic Publications
  1. --Gonzo Scholarship: Policing Electronic Publications,-- Surfaces IV.101 (1994)

  2. [FTP to harfang.cc.umontreal.ca].
Encyclopedia Entries
  1. "The Alliterative Morte Arthure and the Stanzaic Morte Arthur," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Old and Middle English Literature, ed. Jeffrey Helterman and Jerome Mitchell (Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1994), 146: 328-36.
  2. "Critical Approaches to Middle English Literature," Medieval England: An Encyclopedia, ed. Paul Szarmach and M. Teresa Tavormina (New York: Garland, 1998), pp. 220-23.
  3. "Allegory and Realism" (3000 words), for the Dante Encyclopedia, ed. Richard H. Lansing (New York: Garland, 1999); plus 7 short entries (25-300 words) on various topics.
  4. "Business Life" (2000 words), for the Chaucer Encyclopedia, ed. Paul Ruggiers and Daniel J. Ransom (Norman, OK: Variorum Chaucer, 1999).
  5. "The Book of the Duchess" (2000 words), for the Chaucer Encyclopedia.
Review Essays
  1. "The `Threshing Floor' of Recent Dante Studies," Envoi: A Review Journal of Medieval Literature 1 (1988): 58-68.
  2. "Rose Oser Sero Eros: Recent Studies of the Romance of the Rose," Envoi: A Review Journal of Medieval Literature 5.1 (1996 for 1994): 1-9.
Book Reviews
  1. John Gardner, The Poetry of Chaucer, Modern Philology 77 (1980): 317-20.
  2. Hennig Brinkmann, Mittelalterliche Hermeneutik, Speculum 57 (1982): 123-25.
  3. William Anderson, Dante the Maker, Speculum 57 (1982): 344-46.
  4. F. Anne Payne, Chaucer and Menippean Satire, Speculum 57 (1982): 451-52.
  5. Winthrop Wetherbee, Chaucer and the Poets: An Essay on "Troylus and Criseyde", The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 85 (1986): 102-104.
  6. Larry Sklute, Virtue of Necessity: Incompletion and Narrative Form in Chaucer's Poetry, The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 85 (1986): 443-45.
  7. Teodolinda Barolini, Dante's Poets: Textuality and Truth in the "Comedy", Speculum (1986): 1016.
  8. Robert Payne, Geoffrey Chaucer, Second Edition, Studies in the Age of Chaucer 9 (1987): 247-49.
  9. Piero Boitani, ed., Chaucer and the Italian Trecento, Italica 64 (1987): 309-10.
  10. Jutta Grub, Das Lateinische Traumbuch im Codex Upsaliensis C 664 (9. JH.): Eine frühmittelalterliche Fassung der lateinischen Somniale Danielis-Tradition in the series Lateinische Sprache und Literatur des Mittelalters, Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale 31 (1988): 275.
  11. Eugene Vance, Mervelous Signals: Poetics and Sign Theory in the Middle Ages, Speculum 63 (1988): 480-83.
  12. Susan Crane, Insular Romance, for The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 87 (1988): 437-39.
  13. Nicholas Howe, The Old English Catalogue Poems, Genre 21 (1988): 117-18.
  14. Ronald R. MacDonald, The Burial Places of Memory: Epic Underworlds in Vergil, Dante, and Milton, Annali d'Italianistica 6 (1989): 289-91.
  15. Charles Dahlberg, The Literature of Unlikeness, Envoi 1 (1988): 305-309.
  16. Robert M. Jordan, Chaucer's Poetics and the Modern Reader, Modern Language Quarterly (1990, for June, 1988): 279-81.
  17. Roberta L. Payne, The Influence of Dante on Middle English Dream Visions, Studies in the Age of Chaucer 12 (1990): 320-22.
  18. Patrick Gallacher and Helen Damico, Hermeneutics and Medieval Literature, Anglia 109 (1991): 479-82.
  19. Robert R. Edwards, Ratio and Invention in Medieval Poetry, Modern Philology 89 (1992): 387-90.
  20. B. Rosenthal and P. Szarmach, Medievalism in American Culture, Anglia 110 (1992): 271-73.
  21. Antonio C. Mastrobuono, Dante's Journey of Sanctification, Italica 69 (1992): 256-58.
  22. Perez Zagorin, Milton: Aristocrat and Rebel: The Poet and his Politics, Choice (June 1993): 175.
  23. Richard Kay, Dante's Christian Astrology, Choice (October 1994): 211.
  24. Steven Botterill, Dante and the Mystical Tradition: Bernard of Clairvaux in the "Commedia", Choice (January 1995): 213.
  25. James Paxson, The Poetics of Personification, Style 29 (1995): 158-61.
  26. Margo Swiss and David A. Kent, Heirs of Fame: Milton and Writers of the English Renaissance, Choice (July/August 1995): 32-6087.
  27. Lana Cable, Carnal Rhetoric: Milton's Iconoclasm and the Poetics of Desire, Choice (December 1995): 33-1979.
  28. Prue Shaw, ed. and trans., Dante MONARCHIA, in The Medieval Review 96.8.2.
  29. Monica Brzezinski Potkay and Regula Meyer Evitt, Minding the Body: Women and Literature in the Middle Ages, 800-1500Choice (October 1997): 35-0790.
  30. Chaucer: Life and Times (CD-ROM), Primary Source Media, 1995, Choice (October 1997): 35-0764.
  31. Amilcare Iannucci, Dante: Contemporary Perspectives, Choice (December 1997): 35-2018.
  32. Angela Esterhammer, Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and William Blake, forthcoming in The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography.
  33. Chadwyck-Healey, English Prose Drama: The Full-Text Database, Choice (February, 1998): 35-3166.
  34. Murray McGillivray, Chaucer's "The Book of the Duchess", Choice (December 1998): 36-2032.
  35. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Works Now Newly Imprinted (Kelmscott Press, London, 1896) (CD-ROM from Octavo), forthcoming in Choice, 1999.
Newsletters
  1. Department of English, UF, Newsletters for Alumni, 1990-1993, Fall and Spring issues.
  2. CELJ Newsletter, founder and first editor, Volumes 1 & 2, Numbers 1 & 2 (1994-1995).

PAPERS READ

(in chronological order)
  1. "Mutatio Amoris: Ovid, Chaucer, and the Book of the Duchess," The Medieval Academy of America Meeting, Toronto, 20-22 April 1977
  2. "The Occasion of the Book of the Duchess," MMLA, Chicago, 12 October, 1977
  3. "The Visio Anselli Scholastici," NEMLA, Albany, NY, 15 February 1978
  4. Organizer, Medieval Latin Section, NEMLA, Hartford, CT, 12 March 1979
  5. Panelist on the Program "Contemporary Literary Theory and Chaucer" (Chair: Morton W. Bloomfield), The New Chaucer Society, 10-11 April 1980
  6. "Dante and Narcissus: A Reading of the Three Cantos 30," Lecture before the Italian Department, The University of Wisconsin, 19 November 1980
  7. "The Poem as Green Girdle: Commercium in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," Lecture before the English Department, Marquette University, 24 November 1980
  8. "Troylus and Criseyde 2. 813-903: Antigone's Lyric and the Problem of Intentionality," The New Chaucer Society, 15-17 April 1982
  9. "Dante's Beard," The Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors of Italian, 14 April 1984
  10. "The Crisis of Convention in the Commedia," The Comparative Medieval Literature Section of the MLA, Washington, D. C., 28 December 1984
  11. "The Gawain-Poet and the Hermeneutics of the Knot," The Fifth Annual Citadel Conference on Literature, 14-16 March 1985
  12. "The Franklin's Tale: Chaucer and Medusa," The Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 29 October 1985
  13. "The Franklin's Tale: Chaucer and Medusa," The Chaucer Section of the MLA, Chicago, 28 December 1985
  14. "Ice and Avarice: The Iconography of Treachery (Inferno 31-34)," Special section of the MLA on Dante, Chicago, 27 December 1985
  15. Organizer, Panel on "Chaucer and Dante," 1986 Congress of the New Chaucer Society, University of Pennsylvania, 20-23 March 1986
  16. "`Unwemmed Custance': Circulation, Incest, and Property in The Man of Law's Tale," Mellon Foundation Conference on the Middle Ages, Rice University, 14-15 February 1986
  17. "The Franklin's Tale: Chaucer and Medusa," The Annual Meeting of The Medieval Academy of America, 17-19 April 1986, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  18. "Economy and the Teaching of Middle English Literature," The Annual Meeting of the South Central MLA, New Orleans, LA, 31 October 1986
  19. "The `Syngne of Surfet' and the Surfeit of Signs in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," Paper for the 8th Annual Barnard College Conference on the Middle Ages, "Arthur through the Ages," 15 November 1986
  20. "Purgatorio and Pearl: Transgression and Transcendence," The Middle English Section of the MLA, New York City, 28 December 1986
  21. "`Lo gel che m'era intorno al cor' (Purgatorio 30. 97) and `Frigidus circum praecordia sanguis' (Georgics II. 484): Dante's Transcendence of Virgil," The Medieval Italian section of the MLA, New York City, 29 December 1986
  22. "`Our Names are Debts': Messiah's Account of Himself (Paradise Lost 3. 238: "`Account me man'")," 1987 CEMERS Conference on "The Renaissance," SUNY, Binghamton, N.Y., 17 October 1987.
  23. Chair and Organizer of English I Division of SAMLA, Atlanta, Georgia, 7 November 1987
  24. "`For There Is Figures in Everything': A Theory of Duality in English Poetry from Chaucer to Milton," Keynote Address, 6th Citadel Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Charleston, S. C., 10-12 March 1988
  25. "`Unwemmed Custance': Circulation, Incest, and Property in The Man of Law's Tale," conference entitled "History / Text / Theory: Reconceiving Chaucer," University of Rochester, 21-23 April 1988
  26. "Dante's pertugio," the 23rd Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 7 May 1988
  27. "The Poetics of Interruption in Dante's Comedy," the Annual Meeting of the Dante Society of America in Boston, 20 May 1988
  28. Organizer, Colloquium Session on "Statius and Chaucer," Sixth International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, 9-13 August 1988, Vancouver, B. C.
  29. "Literary Theory, Medieval Studies, and the Crisis of Difference," the second Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages, 7-10 August 1989, Cardiff, Wales, UK
  30. "Purgatorio and Pearl: Transgression and Transcendence," The Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, 22 February 1990, Notre Dame, IN
  31. "Dante and Fourteenth-Century English Poetry," the 8th Biannual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 8-10 March 1990, New College of USF, Sarasota, FL
  32. "Ugolino and Erysichthon," Annual Meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies, University of Virginia, 19-21 April 1990, Charlottesville, VA
  33. "Literary Theory and Medieval Studies in the Classroom," Panel sponsored by TEAMS at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 9-13 May 1990
  34. "`Dante in Ynglyssh': Chaucer and Pier della Vigna (Inferno 13 and the Prologue to the Legend of Good Women)," at the LSU Conference on "La chose médiévale," Baton Rouge, LA, 6-10 October 1990.
  35. "Ugolino, Erysichthon, and Bocca degli Abati," Division of Medieval and Renaissance Italian, MLA, 28 December 1990
  36. "`Tho Love Made Him an Hard Eschaunge': Narcissus in the Confessio Amantis," 26th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 10 May 1991.
  37. "Speaking improprie: Dante, Chaucer, and Boccaccio," seminar for the Yale Boccaccio Institute, 5 July 1991.
  38. "Chaucer, theologus-poeta?," for the Chaucer Division of the MLA, 30 December 1991.
  39. "Speaking improprie: Dante, Chaucer, and Boccaccio," lecture for the Medieval Studies Group, Wesleyan University, 22 April 1992.
  40. "Speaking improprie: Dante, Chaucer, and Boccaccio," for the Manhattan College Dante Seminar, 23 April 1992.
  41. Participant on the Panel on the Tale of Melibee and Panel on "Academic Journals and Chaucer Studies" at the Biannual Congress of the New Chaucer Society, Seattle, WA, August 1992.
  42. "Speaking improprie: Dante, Chaucer, and Boccaccio," Lecture at the University of Miami, 8 October 1992.
  43. "Speaking improprie: Dante, Chaucer, and Boccaccio," Lecture at Florida Atlantic University, 9 October 1992.
  44. "Metaphor and Computers in Dante and Chaucer," for the English Department, University of Central Florida, 24 March 1993.
  45. "in/en: The Syllable of Sin in Paradise Lost," for the Symposium on "Private Lives and Public Policy," University of Central Florida, 26 March 1993.
  46. "Chaucer, theologus-poeta?," SEMA, New Orleans, LA, 24 September 1993.
  47. "`Noon Englissh Digne': Dante in Late Middle English Culture," University of Notre Dame Center for Medieval Studies Conference on "Dante and His Influence," 29-30 October 1993.
  48. "By His Contrarie Is Every Thyng Declared": Love, Knowledge, and Violence in Late Medieval Poetry," Plenary Address, Virginia Medieval Symposium, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA, 19 November 1993.
  49. Presided over the CELJ Session, "Gonzo Scholarship: Policing Electronic Journals," at the 1993 MLA, Toronto, 27 December 1993.
  50. Organizer, two sessions sponsored by Exemplaria (seven speakers) for the 9th New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL, 10-12 March 1994.
  51. "Let's Be Really PC! Personal Computers, the Internet, and the Future of Learned Journals," Conference on the Politics and Processes of Scholarly Publishing, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL, 12-14 March 1994.
  52. "The Electronic Revolution," Panel for the English and American Literature Section (EALS) of the American Library Association, Annual Convention, Miami Beach, FL, 26 June 1994.
  53. Organizer, Panel on "Psychoanalysis and Chaucer: The Next Century," for the 9th Biannual Congress of the International New Chaucer Society, Dublin, Ireland, 23-27 July, 1994.
  54. Participant, "Editors' Roundtable," the 9th Biannual Congress of the International New Chaucer Society, Dublin, Ireland, 23-27 July, 1994.
  55. Organizer, CELJ panel for MLA 1994, San Diego, panel entitled "Refereeing and/as Gatekeeping: The Question of Legitimation in Academic Publishing." Panelists: Eugene Hollahan, Editor, Studies in the Literary Imagination; Jeffrey Kittay, Publisher, Lingua Franca; Holly A. Laird, Vice President, CELJ; and D. G. Myers, List-Manager of Philosophy and Literature's electronic list, PHIL- LIT.
  56. Respondent, "Spenser at Kalamazoo," 30th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 6 May 1995.
  57. "Electronic Textuality and Medieval Studies," for the Simpson Summer School in Medieval Studies, Mary Washington College, 17 July 1995.
  58. Participant on the Panel, "Chaucer and the Digital Revolution," at the Biannual Congress of the International New Chaucer Society, Los Angeles, CA, 27 July 1996.
  59. Participant on the Panel, "Electronic Journals," for the CELJ Session at SAMLA, 14 November 1997, in Atlanta, Georgia.
  60. "The Body With(out) Walls: Pyramus and Thisbe in Gower and Chaucer," for the John Gower Sessions at the 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, 7-10 May 1998, Kalamazoo, MI
  61. "Governing Metaphors," The Medieval Academy of America, Georgetown University, 15-17 April 1999.

  62.  

WORK IN PROGRESS

  1. Thomas Usk's "The Testament of Love" (A Version in Modern Idiom), under contract with the University Press of Florida
  2. Autobiography in Late Medieval England: The Will to Witness in Chaucer and his Contemporaries
  3. Chaucer's Body
  4. The Syllable of Sin in "Paradise Lost"

REFEREEING

and for the journals

EXTRAMURAL EVALUATIONS

UNIVERSITY SERVICES

At Yale At Florida

SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

PERSONAL

Born 25 March 1948, in Lexington, North Carolina; married to the former Judith Patricia McNamara , of Tacoma, Washington; two children, Brian (09/20/78), now a junior in Musical Theatre at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, and Elaine (11/13/86), now beginning "point" as well as continuing in tap and jazz

CREDENTIALS

On file with the Cornell University Placement Office, 14 East Avenue, Ithaca, New York, 14853; to be requested either from me or directly from the Office
 
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