John Hertz

I study the poetry of Chaucer and his contemporaries within the overlapping frameworks of medieval manuscript and early print cultures. By studying Chaucer’s works as both literary texts and manufactured objects, I intend to uncover and interpret the medieval acts of reading that are encoded in the production, distribution, and consumption of Chaucerian manuscripts and incunabula.

Ph.D., English Literature, Boston University, in progress
M.A., English Literature, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Recent Presentations:
“Examining the Ancient and the Aged in Spenser’s The Shepheardes Calender,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2019.