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George Shuffelton

George Shuffelton

Education & Professional History

Harvard College, AB; Cambridge University, MPhil; Yale University, PhD.

At Carleton since 2002.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Recently completed an essay on London historical writing; currently working on a study of university life and alumni networks in late medieval England.  Recent publications include "John Carpenter, Lay Clerk," Chaucer Review 48 (2014), 434-56, and "Sorry, Chaucer: Mixed Feelings and the Ribald Tales of Canterbury" in Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence and Adapting the Canterbury Tales, ed. Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Tison Pugh (Ohio State University Press, 2016), 149-165.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Modern Language Association, New Chaucer Society, International Piers Plowman Society, Medieval Academy of America

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


George Shuffelton teaches medieval and early modern literature, with a particular focus on Middle English poetry.  He has published work on Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and the representation of minstrels in Middle English poetry.  His edition of a late medieval household miscellany, Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 61, appeared in 2008 as part of the TEAMS Middle English Text Series.  He is currently working on studies of fourteenth and fifteenth-century book owners. Degrees: Harvard, A.B.; Cambridge, M.Phil.; Yale, Ph.D.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Harvard University A.B., Cambridge University M.Phil., Yale University, Ph.D.

George Shuffelton teaches courses in medieval and early modern English literature, particularly Chaucer and his contemporaries.  His edition of Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 61,  a compilation of Middle English romances, courtesy manuals and other popular verse, was published by TEAMS in 2008.  Other publications include articles on Langland’s Piers Plowman, John Gower’s Confessio Amantis, and representations of minstrels in late medieval literature.   His current research interests focus on book ownership and social identity in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. 

Profile updated May 2, 2018

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