Dr. Sebastian Langdell

Dr. Sebastian Langdell
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor


Medieval Literature
Literature and Theology
Transnational and Comparative Literatures  


Carroll Science, room G04B
(254) 710-4896


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, Dante and Dantean reception, William Langland, Christine de Pizan, the interplay between poetry and religious writing, modes of poetic authority, autofiction, and transnational literary exchange.

His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in: New Medieval LiteraturesMedium Aevum, Augustinian StudiesNotes & Queries, The Oxford History of Poetry in English, Thomas Hoccleve: New Approaches, and the Routledge Companion to Medieval Literature in a Trans-European Context. 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. This edition is supported by fellowships from the Huntington Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities.