Seth Lerer

I’ve published over one hundred scholarly articles and chapters in collected volumes. Some of my most important:

From Iceland to the Americas

From Iceland to the Americas

“Artifice and Artistry in Sir Orfeo,” Speculum 60 (1985): 92-109.

“Grendel’s Glove,” ELH: A Journal of English Literary History 61 (1994): 721-51.

“The Genre of the Grave and the Origins of the Middle English Lyric,”

MLQ: Modern Language Quarterly 58 (1997): 127-61. 

“Old English and its Afterlife,” in David Wallace, ed., The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999): 7-34.

“Hello, Dude: Philology, Performance, and Technology in Twain’s Connecticut Yankee,” American Literary History 15 (2003): 471-503.

“Medieval English Literature and the Idea of the Anthology,” PMLA 118 (2003): 1251-67.

The Canterbury Tales,” in Seth Lerer, ed.,  The Yale Companion to Chaucer (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), pp.243-94.

 “Auerbach’s Shakespeare,” Philological Quarterly 90 (2011): 21-44.

“Devotion and Defacement: Reading Children’s Marginalia,” Representations 118 (2012): 126-53.

“Literary Prayer and Personal Possession in a Newly-Discovered Tudor Book of Hours,” Studies in Philology 109 (2012): 409-28. 

“Hamlet’s Poem to Ophelia and the Theater of the Letter,” ELH 81(2014): 841-63.

“’The Tongue’: Chaucer, Lydgate, Charles D’Orléans and the Making of a Late Medieval Lyric,” The Chaucer Review 49 (2015): 474-98.

“Hamlet’s Boyhood,” in Deanne Williams and Richard Price, eds., Childhood, Education and the Stage in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp.17-36. 

“Journeys to the Center of the Mind: Iceland in the Literary and Professorial Imagination,” in Tim William Machan and Jon Karl Helgason, eds., From Iceland to the Americas (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020), pp. 27-44.