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Congratulations to Bob Edwards, Carey Eckhardt, and Patrick Cheney on the publication of Medieval Poetry: 1100-1400, Volume 2 of The Oxford History of Poetry in English.

Congratulations to Bob Edwards, Carey Eckhardt, and Patrick Cheney on the publication of Medieval Poetry: 1100-1400, Volume 2 of The Oxford History of Poetry in English.

Helen Cooper (University of Cambridge) and Bob Edwards, eds., have published Medieval Poetry: 1100-1400, Volume 2 of The Oxford History of Poetry in English. The 30 contributors to the volume examine developments in language, topics, poetic forms, and craft in the re-emergence of an English vernacular after the political and cultural disruption of the Norman Conquest. Carey Eckhardt wrote the chapter on “Poetry and National History” for the volume. Craig Bertolet, our PhD alum now Professor of English at Auburn University, contributed the chapter on “Poetry in its Age: Satire and Complaint.”

The Oxford History of Poetry in English is a 14-volume project, designed to offer a fresh, multi-voiced, and comprehensive analysis of poetry: from Old English verse through contemporary British, Irish, American, and Global culture, including English, Scottish, and Welsh poetry, Anglo-American colonial and post-colonial poetry, and poetry in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, India, Africa, Asia, and other international locales. Volume 4—Sixteenth-Century British Poetry, edited by Catherine Bates and Patrick Cheney—appeared in April 2022, and Volume 3—Medieval Poetry: 1400-1500, edited by Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards—appeared in July 2023. Our former colleague Laura Knoppers is the editor for the forthcoming Volume 5: Seventeenth-Century British Poetry. Patrick Cheney is the General Editor for the project. Bob Edwards is the Coordinating Editor for the medieval volume. The Department has provided significant support for the project.