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Glenn Burger
Position: Professor, English, Queens College
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Room Number: 4406.07
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.
Specialization: Affect Studies|Cultural Studies|Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist/Queer Theory|Medieval Literature
Recent Courses
 Spring 2017 ENGL 80700 Affect, Feeling, Emotion: The Medieval Turn
Selected Publications:
·         Burger, Glenn.  Conduct Becoming: Good Wives and Husbands in the Late Middle Ages. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
·         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).
Recent Articles/Book Chapters:
·         Burger, Glenn. “‘Pite renneth soone in gentil herte’: Ugly Feelings and Gendered Conduct in Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women.” Special Issue: “Looking Forward, Looking Back on the Legend of Good Women.  Ed. Betsy McCormick, Leah Schwebel, and Lynn Shutters. Chaucer Review 52.1 (2017): 66-84.
·         “Toward a Premodern Affective Turn.” Review Essay of Anthony Bale, Feeling Persecuted: Christians, Jews and Images of Violence in the Middle Ages and Sarah McNamer, Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval CompassionPostmedieval. 5.1 (2014): 102-14. 
·         “Conduct Becoming: Gender and the Making of an Ethical Subject in The Book of the Knight of the Tower.” Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates. Ed. Holly Crocker and D. Vance Smith.  Routledge: London, 2014.  124-46.
·         Burger, Glenn and Steven Kruger.  “Sexuality.” A Handbook of Middle English Studies. Ed. Marion Turner.  Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.  77-92.
·         Burger Glenn.  “In the Merchant’s Bedchamber.”  Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture: Liminal Spaces.  Ed. Elina Gertsman and Jill Stephenson.  Boydell and Brewer, 2012.  400-31.
·         “Chaucer, Gender and Sexuality: What Next?”  Chaucer: Contemporary Approaches.  Ed. Susanna Fein and David Raybin.  Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010.  179-98.
·         Burger, Glenn and Steven F. Kruger.  “Afterword.”  Queer Movie Medievalisms.  Ed. Kathleen Kelly and Tison Pugh.  London: Ashgate, 2009.  237-43.
Research in Progress:

·         Affect, Feeling, Emotion: The Medieval Turn (book collection, co-edited with Holly Crocker).
·         Household Knowledges in Late Medieval England and France (book collection, co-edited with Rory Critten).