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Stephen Yeager, PhD

Professor, English

Stephen Yeager, PhD
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 304: Chaucer
ENGL 307: The Viking Age in Poetry and Prose
ENGL 430: Old English

ENGL 231: Medieval Literature in Translation
ENGL 255: Videogames and/as Literature
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)

Old Media and the Medieval Concept: Media Ecologies Before Modernity, co-edited with Thora Brylowe (Concordia University Press, 2021) 


“Empire, Shame, and Medieval Text Editing: A Case of Beowulf Line 1382a,” Journal of Medieval and Early-Modern Studies 53.2 (2023): DOI 10.1215/10829636-10416571

“Historical Accuracy,’ Anonymity, 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 (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2023): pp. 377-400. 

“Doctrine and Learning,” in Oxford History of Poetry in English, vol. 2: British Poetry 1150-1408, ed. Helen Cooper and Robert R. Edwards (Oxford University Press, 2023). 

 "The Global Far North: Planning Indigenization Efforts in Medieval Studies," in 
English Language Notes 58, no. 2 (2020): 151-166.

"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. doi: 10.3366/gothic.2019.0019

“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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