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E. Gordon Whatley
Position: Professor, Queens College. English
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Phone: 212-817-8338
Office Hours: On leave (Spring 2014)
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Harvard University
Research Interests: Medieval literature; Old English, Middle English, medieval Latin, with emphasis on hagiographic texts, sources, and contexts.
Theory Group Field Specialization: Bibliographical Studies and Textual Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: Medieval Literature


Selected Publications:

  • Saints' Lives in Middle English Collections. Edited with Anne B. Thompson and Robert K. Upchurch. Middle English Texts Series. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2004.

  • "Acta Sanctorum" in Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, Volume One: Abbo of Fleury, Abbo of Saint-Germain-des-Près, Acta Sanctorum, ed. Frederick M. Biggs, Thomas D. Hill, Paul E. Szarmach, and E. Gordon Whatley (Medieval Institute Publications: Kalamazoo MI, 2001), pp. 22-548.

  • "John Lydgate's Saint Austin at Compton: the poem and its sources," in Anglo-Latin Literature and its Heritage: Essays in Honour of A.G. Rigg on his 64th Birthday, ed. Siân Echard and Gernot Wieland. Publications of the Journal of Medieval Latin, 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2001), 191-227.

  • "The Empress Helena and the Relics of the True Cross," in Medieval Hagiography: an Anthology, ed. Thomas Head (New York and London: Garland Press, 2000), pp. 77-95.

  • "Lost in Translation: Some Episodes in Old English Prose Saints' Lives" Anglo-Saxon England 26 (1997) 187-208.

  • "An introduction to the study of Old English prose hagiography: sources and resources" in Holy Men and Holy Women: Old English Prose Saints' Lives and Their Contexts, ed. Paul E. Szarmach (Albany, N. Y.: SUNY Press, 1996), pp. 3-32.

  • "Late Old English hagiography, ca. 950-1150" in Guy Philippart, ed. Hagiographies: Histoire internationale de la littérature hagiographique, latine et vernaculaire, en Occident, des origines à 1550, vol 2 (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 1996), pp. 429-99.

  • The Saint of London: The Life and Miracles of St. Erkenwald (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 58: SUNY, Binghamton). 1989. 256 pp.

  • "Heathens and saints: St. Erkenwald in its legendary context," Speculum 61 (1986): 330-363.

  • "The uses of hagiography: the legend of Pope Gregory and the Emperor Trajan in the Middle Ages," Viator 15 (1984): 25-63.

  • "The Figure of Constantine the Great in Cynewulf's Elene," Traditio 36 (1981): 161-202.