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UK Fellow, Medieval Studies, elected in 1990

Professor Jill Mann FBA

Medieval Studies

About this Fellow

Jill Mann took her BA from the University of Oxford and her PhD from the University of Cambridge. She taught medieval literature at Cambridge from 1972 onwards, and from 1988 to 1998 was Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English .She held a British Academy Research Readership from 1985 to 1987. From 1998 to 2004 she was Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Her books include Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire (1973) and Feminizing Chaucer (2002), and an edition of the Canterbury Tales for Penguin Classics. She has also edited and translated the Latin beast epic Ysengrimus; her book on medieval English beast literature, From Aesop to Reynard (2009), won the Sir Israel Gollancz Prize, awarded by the British Academy, in 2011. She has published over 50 articles on medieval literature in English, Latin, French, and Italian; fifteen of them are collected in Life in Words: Essays on Chaucer, the Gawain-Poet, and Malory, edited by Mark David Rasmussen . She is currently working on an edition and translation of the Speculum Stultorum, another 12th-century Latin beast epic. She is an Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford, and a Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge.

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Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Notre Dame Professor of English, University of Notre Dame; Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English, University of Cambridge, 1988 - 1998
  • Notre Dame Professor of English, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 1999 - 2004
  • Emeritus Notre Dame Professor of English, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 2004
  • Life Fellow, Girton College University of Cambridge, 2004

Publications

From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain 2009

Life in Words: Essays on Chaucer, the Gawain-Poet, and Malory 2014

Chaucer and medieval estates satire 1973

Ysengrimus: text and translation 1987

Feminizing Chaucer 2002

The Canterbury Tales 2005

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