Concordia University

Stephen Yeager, PhD

Associate Professor, English

Office: S-LB 644-6 
J.W. McConnell Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve 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 

Old Media and the Medieval Concept
, co-edited with Thora Brylowe

Tolkien, Gaming, Distributed Networks: Medievalism in Digital Culture


“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.

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

“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.

"Protocol, or 'The Chivalry of the Object'."

"Philology, Medieval Studies, and the Prehistory of Digital Humanities: The Instrumental Case of 

"The Authority of Lore in Open-world Adventure Games."

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