Eric Weiskott

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Eric Weiskott
Associate Professor of English, Boston College

I teach and write about medieval English literature. My research focuses on meter and poetics (what makes poetry tick). My first book is English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History (Cambridge University Press, 2016), which won the English Association Beatrice White Prize in 2018. With Alastair Bennett and Katharine Breen, I edit the Yearbook of Langland Studies. My writing on culture and politics appears in Newsweek, The Atlantic, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. See https://www.ericweiskott.com/public/.

At Boston College, I teach in the fields of medieval literature and poetics: usually both at once. In collaboration with my students, I am building an interactive digital map of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. See https://mediakron.bc.edu/mappingchaucer/. I am also a poet, and my poems appear in several print and digital journals.

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The Shapes of Early English Poetry: Style, Form, History
Medieval Institute Publications | forthcoming
English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History
Cambridge University Press | 2016

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