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Stephen Yeager, PhD

Associate Professor, English

Stephen Yeager, PhD
Office: S-LB 644-6 
J.W. McConnell Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2327
Website(s): View my Bookshelf page
Availability: Posted on my office door or by appointment

Teaching activities


ENGL 306: Tolkien's Old English (see promotional video:

ENGL 470: The Grail Quest in Literature and Games

ENGL 304: Chaucer
ENGL 307: The Viking Age in Poetry and Prose
ENGL 308: Mysteries, Miracles, Medieval Drama

ENGL 231: Medieval Literature in Translation
ENGL 250: Forms of Popular Writing (Fantasy Fiction)
ENGL 261: British Literature before 1660

Selected publications


From Lawmen to Plowmen: Anglo-Saxon Legal Tradition and the School of Langland (University of Toronto Press, 2014)

History, Media, and the Problem of Prose in the Canterbury Tales (in progress)

Old Media and the Medieval Concept, co-edited with Thora Brylowe (in progress)


"Protocol, or 'The Chivalry of the Object'." Critical Inquiry 45.2 (2019): pp. 747-61. doi: 10.1086/702615

“Gothic Paleography and The First Edition Preface to The Castle of Otrantro,” in Gothic Studies 21.2 (2019): 145-58.

“Historical Accuracy’ and Women’s Authorship: The Case of the Case for Beowulf,” in Feminist Approaches to Early English Studies, ed. Renee Trilling, Robin Norris, and Rebecca Stephenson (in progress).

Co-written with Thora Brylowe, “Introduction,” Old Media and the Medieval Concept (in progress).

 “Protocol and Regulation: Controlling Media Histories,” Old Media and the Medieval Concept (in progress).

“The ‘Parallel Evolution’ of Medieval English Law and Literature,” in Cambridge Critical Concepts: Law and Literature, ed. Kieran Dolin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 94-108. doi: 10.1017/9781108386005.007

“Chaucer’s Prudent Poetics:  Allegory, the Tale of Melibee, and the Frame Narrative to the Canterbury Tales”, in The Chaucer Review 48.3 (2014), pp. 307-321. doi: 10.5325/chaucerrev.48.3.0307

“Diplomatic Antiquarianism and the Manuscripts of Laȝamon’s Brut”,
Arthuriana 26.1 (2016): pp. 124-140. doi: 10.1353/art.2016.0014

“The New Plow and the Old:  Law, Orality, and the Figure of the Plowman in Passus B 19", in Truth and Tales: Medieval Popular Culture and the Written Word, ed. Fiona Somerset and Nicholas Watson (Ohio State University Press, 2014).

“The South English Legendary ‘Life of St. Egwine’:  An Edition”, in Traditio 66 (2011), pp. 171-87.

“Documents, Poetry, and Editorial Practice:  The Case of ‘St. Egwine’”, in Rethinking the South English Legendaries, ed. Heather Blurton and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011), pp. 168-86.

“Lollardy in Mum and the Sothsegger: A Reconsideration”, in Yearbook of Langland Studies 25 (2011), pp. 161-90. doi: 10.1484/J.YLS.1.102728

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