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Daniel Wakelin

Daniel Wakelin
Academic Position:
Jeremy Griffiths Professor of Medieval English Palaeography
College:
St Hilda's
Research Interests:
Medieval; Textual scholarship, bibliography, and book history

Professor Daniel Wakelin primarily teaches manuscript studies for the MSt course in English Language and Literature 650-1550. His research focuses on the material remains of English literature between the fourteenth and early sixteenth centuries: manuscripts, and some printed books, and what they reveal about writing habits and reading habits. Within this field, his special interests are scribal corrections, errors and accuracy; marginalia and other ‘genres’ of writing by, for or about readers; humanist reading and scholarship; manuscripts of carols; fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courtly poetry and interludes. His current research includes a study of correcting in Middle English manuscripts and an edition of William Worcester’s The Boke of Noblesse.

Recent Publications

  • ‘Hoccleve and Lydgate’, in C. Saunders, A Companion to Medieval Poetry (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), pp. 557-74 with C. Burlinson: ‘Evidence for the Construction of Quires from a Fifteenth-Century English Manuscript’,The Library, 7th series, 9 (2008),383-396
  • ‘Caxton’s Exemplar for The Chronicles of England?’, Journal of the Early Book Society, 14 (2011), 55-83
  • ‘Maked na moore: Editing and Narrative’, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 32 (2010): 365-73
  • ‘Instructing Readers in Late Medieval Poetic Manuscripts’, Huntington Library Quarterly, 73 (2010), 433-52
  • ‘Writing the Words’, in Alexandra Gillespie and Daniel Wakelin (ed.), The Production of Books in England 1350–1500 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 34-58
  • ‘Religion, Humanism and Humanity: Chaundler’s Dialogues and the Winchester Secretum’, in Vincent Gillespie and Kantik Ghosh (eds.), After Arundel: Religious Writing in Fifteenth Century England (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), 225-44
  • ‘England: Humanism beyond Weiss’, in David Rundle (ed.), Humanism in Fifteenth-Century Europe (Oxford: SSMLL, 2012), 265-306
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1 Chaucer

Professor Daniel Wakelin discusses the work of Chaucer and explains how he was one of the first...

Daniel Wakelin
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1 Chaucer

Professor Daniel Wakelin discusses the work of Chaucer and explains how he was one of the first...

Daniel Wakelin