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Samuel McMillan

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in English

29 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Fall 2018:

Education

  1. Ph.D. English - The Pennsylvania State University (2016)
  2. M.A. English - The Pennsylvania State University (2012)
  3. B.A. English - Colgate University (2009)

Professional Bio

Sam is a postdoctoral lecturer whose work focuses on late medieval and early modern literature. His current book project examines the relationships between misrule and authorship in the works of Guillaume de Lorris, Jean de Meun, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, John Lydgate, Thomas Hoccleve, Stephen Hawes, and John Skelton. His research interests include authorship, intertextuality, aesthetics, horror, and the sublime. Sam has taught classes on introductory and advanced composition, early British literature, Adventure Literature, the Arthurian Legend, Shakespeare, and Chaucer.


Selected Publications

  • "Trailing an Unreasonable Rose: Authorship in John Lydgate's Reson and Sensuallyte," Modern Philology 116.2 (2018) (Forthcoming)

  • "Talk of the Tavern and Boatmen's Songs: Authorship in Thomas Hoccleve's Male Regle," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 40 (2018) (Forthcoming)

 

Selected Presentations

  • “The Unreasonable Invention of the Roman de la Rose.” The New Chaucer Society Biennial Congress. Toronto, 2018.

  • “Unnatural Law: Authorship in John Lydgate’s Reson and Sensuallyte.” Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. Sewanee, TN, 2018.

  • “Through the Unruly Flood: The Poetics of the Medieval Thames and John Gower’s Confessio Amantis.” Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. Sewanee, TN, 2017.

  • "The Boatman's Song: Riverside Authorship in Thomas Hoccleve's Male Regle." The New Chaucer Society Biennial Congress. London, 2016.