The project team currently consists of two main collaborators. As more people join us, their profiles will be added here (listed in alphabetical order by surname).
Candace Barrington is Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University. Global Chaucers is a far-reaching extension of her long-term scholarship on the presence and uses of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in American popular culture. In addition to her groundbreaking book, American Chaucers (2007), she has published a series of articles in journals (American Literary History and European Journal of English Studies) and books (Sex and Sexuality in Feminist World, Dark Chaucer, and Medieval Afterlives), all which use a historicist lens inflected by other relevant theoretical paradigms to explore Chaucer’s reception in American popular culture. She has worked on the intersections of medieval literature and law, paying particular attention to ways language and structures of thought are echoed in the verse of Thomas Usk, John Gower, and Chaucer.
Jonathan Hsy is an Associate Professor of English at The George Washington University. His work examines connections between medieval literature, sociolinguistics, textual studies, and postcolonial theory, and his articles have appeared in The Medieval Translator, Early Modern Women Journal, Wiley-Blackwell Handbook to Middle English Studies, postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, and an essay forthcoming in The Oxford Guide to Chaucer. His book on polyglot Chaucer, Trading Tongues: Merchants, Multilingualism, and Medieval Literature (Ohio State University Press, 2013), lays a theoretical foundation for thinking about Chaucer in non-Anglophone cultures. He has created websites on Chaucer and John Gower that provide resources for scholars and researchers alike, and he has considerable experience in collaborative digital endeavors. He is a co-blogger at the popular academic website In The Middle, serves on the Advisory Board for a research project on medieval London scribes and their manuscripts (part of a multi-institute research project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), and is an active member of The Gower Project (which explores intersections between medieval studies and new media).