I am author of Reconstructing Alliterative Verse: The Pursuit of a Medieval Meter
(2017). Details on this and other publications may be found on my personal website
. My principal research interests are in medieval English poetry, especially issues of language, form, and textual transmission. Other research areas are the medieval disciplines of grammar and rhetoric, the literature of the English Rising of 1381, and the reception of Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy
. I teach in the Department of English at Loyola University Chicago
as Edward Surtz, S.J., Associate Professor in Medieval Literature and Culture.
The cover image is of Newberry Library, MS 10, an eleventh-century copy of Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy
An essay on the language and form of Middle English lyric, a review article on John Burrow and Thorlac Turville-Petre’s edition of the archetype of Piers Plowman
B, and an edition (with James Eric Ensley) of Takamiya MS 23 for the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive
. I am also studying the texts and sources of two late medieval/early mod. English translations of Boethius’s Consolation
: John Walton’s versification (c. 1410), and George Colvile’s 1556 prose rendering.