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Department of English

University of Mississippi

Gregory Heyworth


  • Ph.D., Princeton University (Comparative Literature, 2001)
  • M.A., Cambridge University (English, 1993)
  • B.A., Cambridge University (English, 1991)
  • B.A., Columbia University (Comparative Literature, 1989)

Teaching and Research Interests

•Insular and continental literature of the 12-th-14th centuries. Philosophy of language, poetic and cultural theory, vernacularity and the relationship of the graphic to the textual.
• Palaeography, codicology, multispectral imaging, spectroscopy, manuscript recovery, history of the book.
•Director of the Lazarus Project.

Selected Publications 

  • Desiring Bodies: Ovidian Romance and the Cult of Form, University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.
  • “Ineloquent Ends: Simplicitas, Proctolalia, and the Profane Vernacular in the Miller’s Tale,” Speculum 84:3 (2009).
  • “Textual Identity and the Problem of Convention: Recovering the Title of Dresden Oc. 66,” Textual Cultures 1:2 (2006).
  • Les Eschéz d’Amours, scholarly edition with Daniel O’Sullivan, vol.1, Brill 2012.
  •  Chaucer’s Truths, monograph under contract.
  •  Director of the Lazarus Project.

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