R. James Goldstein, Professor, received his PhD from the University of Virginia. He specializes in medieval literature and is interested in critical theory. The author of The Matter of Scotland: Historical Narrative in Medieval Scotland, he has published articles in Chaucer Review, Scottish Historical Review, Scottish Literary Journal, and Studies in Scottish Literature. He has received grants from the NEH and held postdoctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Arizona State University. His two current projects focus on Chaucer and the medieval gift economy and on the history of the lyric and the question of literary value.
Golden Key National Honor Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and Significant Contribution to Medieval Literature, 2001
The Matter of Scotland: Historical Narrative in Medieval Scotland, University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
"Future Perfect: The Augustinian Theology of Perfection and The Canterbury Tales," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 29 (forthcoming).
"Discipline and Relaxation in the Poetry of Robert Henryson," in A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c. 1350- c. 1500, ed. Peter Brown (Blackwell, 2007).
"Chaucer, Suicide, and the Agencies of Memory: Troilus and the Death Drive." Speaking Images: Essays in Honor of V.A. Kolve. Ed. R.F. Yeager and Charlotte Morse. Asheville, NC: Pegasus Press, 2001. 185-204.
"Writing in Scotland, 1058-1560," The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature: Writing in Britain, 1066-1547, ed. David Wallace, Cambridge University Press, 1999. 229-54.
"'Why calle ye hym crist, sithen Iewes called hym Iesus?': The Disavowal of Jewish Identification in Piers Plowman B Text," Exemplaria 13.1 (2001): 215-51.
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