James Simpson | Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English

Education: B.A. 1976 University of Melbourne
M. Phil. 1980 University of Oxford
Ph.D. 1996 University of Cambridge

Phone: 617-495-2983
Office Hours: Thursday 2-4pm
Office: Barker 207


Late medieval and Reformation Western European Literature, 1150-1680.

Selected Works:

Cultural Reformations: Medieval and Renaissance in Literary History, co-edited with Brian Cummings, Twenty-First Century Approaches, 2 (Oxford University Press, 2010); Under the Hammer: Iconoclasm in the Anglo-American Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2010); Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and its Reformation Opponents (2007); Reform and Cultural Revolution, 1350-1547 (2002); (co-ed.) Norton Anthology of English Literature, ninth edition (2012); (co- ed.) Images, Idolatry and Iconoclasm in Late Medieval England (2002); Sciences and the Self in Medieval Poetry: Alan of Lille’s ‘Anticlaudianus’ and John Gower’s ‘Confessio amantis’ (1995); Piers Plowman: An Introduction to the B-Text (1990; second, revised edition 2007).

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