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Michael Van Dussen

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Phone: 
514-398-4400 Ext 09371
Email Address: 
michael [dot] vandussen [at] mcgill [dot] ca
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McGill University
Department of English
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 CANADA

Group: 
Faculty Members
Position: 
Associate Professor; Director, Minor Concentration in Medieval Studies
Stream: 
Literature
Office: 
Arts 125
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Degree(s): 

B.A. (Ohio Wesleyan University); M.A., Ph.D. (Ohio State University)

Area(s): 
Medieval
Teaching Areas: 

Middle English and Anglo-Latin literature; global contexts of medieval English literature and culture; medieval religious controversy and heresy; manuscript studies; book history; material culture; literature and law; travel literature; medieval encyclopedists and collectors

Taught previously at: 

Pennsylvania State University; Ohio State University

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Louis A. Dudek Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching (2014)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Connection Grant for the "Europe after Wyclif" international conference (a joint McGill-Fordham endeavor, organized by Michael Van Dussen and J. Patrick Hornbeck II, held at Fordham University from 4-6 June 2014)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Insight Development Grant for the project: "Collecting and Curiosity before Print: The Idea of the Archive in Fifteenth-Century England” (2013-2015)

Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), Établissement de nouveaux professeurs‐chercheurs grant for the project: “Crise et contact: controverse et communication religieuses avant la découverte de l'impression, 1378‐1417” (2011-2014)

Selected Publications: 

Books

(ed., with Michael Johnston) The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

(ed., with Pavel Soukup) Religious Controversy in Europe, 1378-1536: Textual Transmission and Networks of Readership (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2013).

From England to Bohemia: Heresy and Communication in the Later Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Articles

"Tourists and Tabulae in Late-Medieval England." In Fiona Somerset and Nicholas Watson, eds., Truth and Tales: Cultural Mobility and Medieval Media (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2015), 238-254.

"A Late Medieval Itinerary to England." Mediaeval Studies 76 (2014): 275-296.

"Mezi Anglií a Čechami: Preláti v Římě a šíření anglických kontemplativních textů." In Heresis seminaria. Pojmy a koncepty v bádání o husitství, edited by Pavlína Rychterová and Pavel Soukup (Prague: Filosofia, 2013), 49-73.

(with Pavel Soukup) “Introduction: Textual Controversies, Textual Communities.” In Michael Van Dussen and Pavel Soukup, eds., Religious Controversy in Europe, 1378-1536: Textual Transmission and Networks of Readership (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2013), 1-15. 

“Aristotle’s Tetragon: Compilation and Consensus during the Great Schism.” In Michael Van Dussen and Pavel Soukup, eds., Religious Controversy in Europe, 1378-1536: Textual Transmission and Networks of Readership (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2013), 187-210.

“Parsing the Peacock: Langland’s Wills and the Limits of Voluntas.” Yearbook of Langland Studies 25 (2011): 77-94.

"Three Verse Eulogies of Anne of Bohemia." Medium Aevum 78 (2009): 231-260.

"Bohemia in English Religious Controversy before the Henrician Reformation." The Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice 7 (2009): 42-60.

"Conveying Heresy: 'a certayne student' and the Lollard-Hussite Fellowship." Viator 38 (2007): 217-234.

"Betokening Chastity: Margery Kempe's Sartorial Crisis." Forum for Modern Language Studies 41 (2005): 275-288.

 

 
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Current Research: 

I am currently editing The Brill Companion to the Hussites (with Pavel Soukup), and I am editing Europe after Wyclif with J. Patrick Hornbeck II (for Fordham University Press). Other current projects include an edition of Richard Rolle's Lamentations commentary and a book project on medieval encyclopedism and library formation.

Biography: 

Michael Van Dussen has directed the McGill Medievalists research group since 2011 and is the Program Director of the Minor Concentration in Medieval Studies. He is also the current director of the Lollard Society.

McGill Medievalists

Minor Concentration in Medieval Studies

Lollard Society

Europe after Wyclif

Salutation: 
Prof.