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Glenn Burger
Position: Professor, English, Queens College
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Office Hours: By Appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: D.Phil, Oxford
Research Interests: Medieval English and Scottish literature, especially Chaucer and Chaucerians; medieval cultural studies, especially gender and sexuality; medieval East/West relations; medieval women's writing; queer theory; postcolonial theory.
Theory Group Field Specialization: Gay/Lesbian/Queer Literature and Theory|Literary History, Criticism, and Theory|Postcolonial Literature and Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: Medieval Literature

Current Course:

  • Spring 2010: English 80700: The High and Late Medieval Dream Vision

Selected Publications:

  • Books:

    • Chaucer's Queer Nation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

    • Burger, Glenn and Lesley Cormack, Jonathan Hart, and Natalia Pylipuik, eds. Making Contact: Maps, Identity, and Travel. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 2003.

    • Burger, Glenn and Steven F. Kruger, eds. Queering the Middle Ages. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.

    • Hetoum. A Lytell Cronycle: Richard Pynson's Translation (c. 1520) of "La Fleur des Histoires de la Terre D'Orient" (c. 1307). Ed. Glenn Burger. Toronto Medieval Texts and Translation Series 6. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988. Lx (critical introduction) + 200 pp. (124 pp. text, 76 pp. commentary and notes).

    Articles/Chapters:

    • "Queer Theory." In Chaucer: An Oxford Guide. Ed. Steve Ellis. Oxford University Press, 2005. 432-47.

    • Burger, Glenn and Steven F. Kruger. "Shameful Pleasures: Up Close and Dirty with Chaucer, Flesh and the Word." In Queering the Middle Ages/Historicizing Postmodernity. eds. Glenn Burger and Steven F. Kruger. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.