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.
- Emeritus Notre Dame Professor of English, University of Notre Dame; Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge
- 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
The Ciceronian rhetorical tradition in Latin & vernacular literatures of Western Europe & England; memory training & invention; Middle English literature.
The History and Archaeology of the early Islamic Middle-East, North Africa and Spain c.600-1000 AD
Greek literature, history, and culture from the twelfth century to the present; classical reception in the formation of late medieval and modern Greek identity; the Greek novel since antiquity
The Medieval Latin reception of Aristotle's philosophy in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, especially natural philosophy, rational psychology, and metaphysics; critical editions of Medieval Latin philosophical texts