Resources, Activities, and Research



English Literature:

Medieval Languages:

Interested in medieval languages? The University of Texas, Austin has online tutorials for Old English, Old French, Old Norse, Old Church Slavonic, and many more, here.



Dr. Irvin's Medieval English Literature course is working on a literature timeline:

Activities and Research:


Stephanie Batkie recently published "Radical Conservation and the Eco-logy of Late-Medieval Political Complaint," in The Politics of Ecology: Land, Life, and Law in Medieval Britain, edited by Randy P. Schiff and Joseph Taylor (The Ohio State University Press, 2015). 

Greg Clark completed a major book project, Art in a Time of War: The Master of Morgan 453 and Manuscript Illumination in Paris during the English Occupation (1419–1435) published by the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies in 2016. 

Bill Engel co-edited The Memory Arts in Renaissance England: A Critical Anthologywhich was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. 

James Peters gave the paper, "Saint Augustine: Patron Saint of the Environment?" at the University of Oklahoma's Center for the History of Leadership Speaker Series; a version of the paper will appear in Augustine and The Environment, edited by John Doody, Kim Paffenroth, and Mark Smillie, and published by Rowman and Littlefield. 


Dr. Irvin's book, The Poetic Voices of John Gower: Politics and Personae in the Confessio Amantis, was published by D.S. Brewer in 2014. 

Dr. Alex Bruce, Associate Dean of Students and member of the Medieval Studies faculty, published “The Fall of Gondolin and the Fall of Troy: Tolkien and Book II of The Aeneid,” in Mythlore 30.3, 4, their Spring/Summer 2012.

In 2011, students in Dr. Irvin’s Engl350: Medieval Drama and Its Legacy assist in the production of John Lydgate’s Disguising at Hertford, at the Southeastern Medieval Association Conference at Agnes Scott College.  A video recording of the performance is now available:


Dr. Raulston led a group of students along the Camino de Santiago, from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostella as part of the Sewanee Summer in Spain.  Along the way, they explored much of the medieval art and architecture on this important pilgrimage route.  You can read further about the experience in Dr. Raulston's article  for the Sewanee Magazine.

In Easter Semester, 2010, students in Dr. Irvin’s Chaucer course did research on the little-read Prologue and Tale of Beryn, a spurious Canterbury Tale found in one manuscript.  They discovered there was no Wikipedia page for the work, and they decided to create one themselves, here.

In Advent Semester, 2010, Dr. Irvin directed a Middle English production of the Towneley Second Shepherds Play, with costumes designed by Professor Jennifer Matthews.  It was performed again at the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium.  A recording (edited from the three performances) can be found below:


medieval drawing