Glenn Burger

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  • Glenn Burger, Chaucer's Queer Nation book cover
Department Chair
Klapper Hall, Room 602  

Areas of Specialization

Medieval English and Scottish literature (especially Chaucer and the Chaucerians), medieval cultural studies (especially gender and sexuality), medieval East/West relations, medieval women’s writing, queer theory, postcolonial theory.

Glenn Burger received his BA and MA in English from the University of Toronto, Canada, and his D. Phil. from Oxford University. Before coming to Queens College, he taught for many years at the University of Alberta, Canada.

His first book was an edition of a medieval history of Asia, the Mongols, and the Crusades by an Armenian prince, Hetoum of Korikos, titled A Lytell Chronicle: Richard Pynson’s Translation (c. 1520) of La Fleur des histoires de la terre d’Orient (1307), published by University of Toronto Press, 1988. His second book, Chaucer’s Queer Nation, was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2003. He is also co-editor (with Steven Kruger) of the essay collection, Queering the Middle Ages, published in 2001. Professor Burger is the author of numerous articles on Chaucerian texts (including the 1992 PMLA article, “Kissing the Pardoner”), medieval gender and sexuality, medieval orientalism, and more recently, medieval affect and emotion.

He has recently finished a book project, Conduct Becoming: Representing Good Wives and Husbands in the Late Middle Ages, and is co-editing (with Holly Crocker) an essay collection titled Affect, Feeling, and Emotion: The Medieval Turn.