Ph.D., Harvard, 1966
M.A., Wisconsin, 1962
A.B., Holy Cross, 1958
Middle English especially Chaucer and Langland, Medieval Latin. I am currently working on my share (Volume 4) of the Penn Commentary of Piers Plowman, and on the second volume of “Jankyn’s Book of Wikked Wyves
- The One and the Many in the Canterbury Tales. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1980. (with Ralph Hanna, completing work begun by Karl Young and Robert A. Pratt) Jankyn’s Book of Wikked Wyves. vol. 1, Texts. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1997.
- “The Pardon Formula in Piers Plowman: Its Ubiquity, Its Binary Shape, Its Silent Middle Term,” Yearbook of Langland Studies 14 (2000), 117-52.
- “The Secular Clergy in Piers Plowman,” Yearbook of Langland Studies 16 (2002), 85-117.
- “Delicacy vs. Truth: Defining moral heroism in the Canterbury Tales,” in New Readings of Chaucer’s Poetry, ed. Robert G. Benson and Susan J. Ridyard ( Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2003), 75-90.
Major English Poets; European Literary Tradition; Chaucer; History of the English Language; Old English; The Gawain Poet; Austen and Dickens
Old English; Chaucer; Langland; Medieval Latin