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Michael Van Dussen

Position: 
Assistant Professor
Michael Van Dussen
Office: 
Arts 125
Phone: 
514-398-4400 Ext 09371
Email Address: 
michael [dot] vandussen [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Mailing Address: 

McGill University
Department of English
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 CANADA

Degrees and Academic Title(s): 

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

General Research Areas: 
Medieval
Teaching and Research Areas: 

Middle English and Anglo-Latin literature; medieval religious controversy and heresy; manuscript studies; book history; communication and publication before print; literature and law; global contexts of medieval English culture; travel literature; medieval collectors and collecting; early modern antiquarianism; Slavic literature and culture

Taught previously at: 

Pennsylvania State University; Ohio State University

Awards and Fellowships: 

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, to be 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 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

"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, vol. 7: Papers from the Seventh International Symposium on the Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, Vila Lanna, Prague, Czech Republic, 21-23 June 2006, edited by Zdeněk V. David and David R. Holeton (Prague: Filosofický časopis, 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.

Current Research: 

I am editing (for Cambridge) a collection provisionally entitled The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches (with Michael Johnston). I am also editing (for Brill) The Brill Companion to the Hussites (with Pavel Soukup). Other current projects include an edition of Richard Rolle's Lamentations commentary and a book project on medieval English encyclopaedists.