Craig E. Bertolet, Associate Professor, received his PhD from The Pennsylvania State University. He specializes in medieval literature, Chaucer, Medieval London, and culture in literature. He has published articles in Philological Quarterly, Studies in Philology, and the Chaucer Review. He is currently finishing a book titled, Chaucer and London: Civic Identity, Commerce, and The Canterbury Tales.
He teaches mostly courses on medieval literature, especially Chaucer, in addition to core courses. His classes mix discussion with socio-economic and historical background and anecdotal information; he is particularly interested in how texts depict the culture in which they were produced. Language is also an important aspect to his pedagogy, because no matter how much you play with it, you can't break it.
"'Wel bet is roten appul out of hoord': The Cook's Tale, Commerce, and Civic Order," Studies in Philology 99 (2002): 229-245.
"Chaucer's Envoys and the Poet-Diplomat," The Chaucer Review 33 (1998): 66-89.
"'My wit is sharp; I love no taryinge': Urban Poetry and the Parlement of Foules," Studies in Philology 93 (Fall 1996): 365-89.
"From Revenge to Reform: The Changing Face of 'Lucrece' and Its Meaning in Gower's Confessio Amantis," Philological Quarterly 70 (Fall 1991): 403-21.
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