Eyvind Ronquist, PhD

Professor, retired, English

I am continuing work on an edition of the encyclopaedic and biblical Latin poem of Gregorius de Monte Sacro, completed around 1236, with the title Peri ton anthropon theopoieseos (On the Theopoiesis of Mankind), to be published in the series Corpus Christianorum, Series Mediaevalis.   I am also working on studies of “Chaucer Learning and Teaching” and “The Affective Alphabet of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” 


BA,  St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland

MA, PhD, University of Chicago

Selected publications

“Friendship in Laurence of Durham,” Classica et Mediaevalia 35 (1984): 191-213. 

“The Powers of Poetry in Sir Orfeo,” Philological Quarterly 64 (1985): 99-117.  

“The Early-Thirteenth-Century Monastic Encyclopedia in Verse of Gregorius de Monte Sacro,” Studi Medievali, 3rd ser., 29.2 (1988): 841-71.

“Learning and Teaching in Twelfth Century Dialogues,” Res Publica Litterarum 13 (1990): 239-56.

“Rhetoric and Early Modern Skepticism and Pragmatism,” The Canadian Journal of Rhetorical Studies 5 (1995): 49-75.

“Patient and Impatient Encyclopedism,” in Peter Binkley, ed., Pre-Modern Encyclopedic Texts (Leiden: Brill, 1997): 31-45.

“The Closed World?: Finding the Innumerable in Medieval Encyclopedism,” Florilegium 15 (1998): 61-84.

“Learning and Teaching in the Early Thirteenth-Century Papal Curia,” in John C. Moore, ed., Pope Innocent III and His World (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999): 75-98.

“The Franklin, Epicurus, and the Play of Values,” in Robert Myles and David Williams, eds., Chaucer and Language: Essays in Honour of Douglas Wurtele (Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001): 44-60, 192-8. 

“Chaucer’s Provisions for Future Contingencies,” Florilegium 21 (2004): 94-118.

Recent conference papers and presentations

“Setting Up Enquiry in Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess,” Modern language Association, 27 December 2006.

Now in Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess,” Canadian Society of Medievalists, 27 May 2007;

“Reconstituting Biblical Affect from Exegetical Handbooks,” Medieval Academy of America, 4 April 2008, McGill Medievalists, 13 November 2008.

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