Literature and Theology
Transnational and Comparative Literatures
Ph.D. University of Oxford
M.A. University of Texas at Austin
M.St. University of Oxford
B.A. Vassar College
ENG 2301: British Literature
ENG 3311: English Literature through the Sixteenth Century
ENG 4314: Chaucer
ENG 5312: Medieval Literature Graduate Seminar
Sebastian Langdell works primarily on later medieval literature. His areas of research interest include: Chaucer, Thomas Hoccleve, William Langland, fifteenth-century poetry and religious writing, modes of poetic authority, and transnational literary exchange. His work examines the interplay between heresy, orthodox reform, and the creation of vernacular poetry in the late medieval period.
His work has appeared in New Medieval Literatures, Medium Aevum, Augustinian Studies, and Notes & Queries. His first book, Thomas Hoccleve: Religious Reform, Transnational Poetics, and the Invention of Chaucer, was published in 2018 in the Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies Series (Liverpool University Press). He is currently at work on a new critical edition of Thomas Hoccleve’s shorter poems, which will appear in the same series.