Frank Grady

Department of English

UM-St. Louis

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991

BA Magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1983

  

PUBLICATIONS

Editor, with Peter Travis, Approaches to Teaching Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Second Edition (New York: Modern Language Association, 2014)

 

“Seigneurial Poetics, or The Poacher, the Prikasour, the Hunt and Its Oeuvre,” 195-213 in Answerable Style, ed. Grady and Galloway, below (2013).

 

Editor, with Andrew Galloway, Answerable Style: Form and History in Medieval English Literature (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2013)

 

“Looking Awry at St. Erkenwald,” Exemplaria 23.2 (Summer 2011): 105-25.

Editor, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, vols. 25 (2003) – 29 (2007)

Representing Righteous Heathens in Late Medieval England, (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2005)

Preface to The Canterbury Tales: A Selection, ed. Donald Howard (Signet Classics, 2005)

“Contextualizing Alexander and Dindimus,” The Yearbook of Langland Studies 18 (2004): 81-106.

Arnoldian Humanism, or Amnesia and Autobiography in the Schwarzenegger Action Film,” Cinema Journal 42 (Winter 2003): 41-56. [available through Project Muse]

"Gower's Boat, Richard's Barge, and the True Story of the Confessio Amantis: Text and Gloss," Texas Studies in Literature and Language 44:1(Spring 2002): 1-15. [available through Project Muse]

"The Generation of 1399," in The Letter of the Law: Legal Practice and Literary Production in Medieval England, edited by Emily Steiner and Candace Barrington (Cornell University Press, 2002), pp. 202-29.

"St. Erkenwald and the Merciless Parliament," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 22 (2000):179-211.

"The Boethian Reader of Troilus and Criseyde," The Chaucer Review 33 (1998): 230-251.

"Vampire Culture," in Monster Theory: Reading Culture, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (University of Minnesota Press, 1996): 225-41.

"Chaucer Reading Langland: The House of Fame," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 18 (1996): 3-23.

"Machomete and Mandeville's Travels," in Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam, ed. John Tolan (Garland Publishing, 1996): 271-88. Reprinted by Routledge, 2000.

"The Lancastrian Gower and the Limits of Exemplarity," Speculum 70 (1995): 552-75. [available through JSTOR]

"Piers Plowman, St. Erkenwald, and the Rule of Exceptional Salvations," The Yearbook of Langland Studies 6 (1992): 61-86.

  

CONFERENCE PAPERS/INVITED LECTURES

“Chaucer’s Langland’s Boethius,” New Chaucer Society Congress, London, England, July 10-14, 2016

“Hapax Langlandia,” Sixth International Piers Plowman Conference, Seattle, WA, July 23-26, 2015

“Petrarch in Yorkshire, c. 1437,” Carleton College, April 13, 2015

“How to Do Wills with Things,” New Chaucer Society Congress, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 15-19, 2014

“Langland and Genre: Five Questions,” 48th International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9-12, 2013

“Hunting and Fortune in the Book of the Duchess and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” New Chaucer Society Congress, Portland, OR, July 23-26, 2012

“Petrarch in Yorkshire,” Medieval Clerical Culture Reading Group, Center for the Humanities, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, April 13, 2012

“Langland’s ‘Love-Dreem,’” Fifth International Piers Plowman Conference, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, April 14-17, 2011

“Petrarch in Yorkshire, or, Literacy, Piety, Charity, Family, History, Law, Romance, Politics, Penitence, Theology, Humanism, and the Fifteenth-Century Urban Gentry,” 44th International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 7-10, 2009

“Teaching The General Prologue/The Knight’s Tale,” two workshops at the Nineteenth Annual Literature Conference for Teachers and Lovers of Good Books, Eastern Illinois University, October 23-24, 2008

“Seigneurial Poetics, or The Poacher, the Prikasour, the Hunt and Its Oeuvre,” The State of the Literary: Form After Historicism, A Conference in Honor of Anne Middleton, University of California- Berkeley, April 19, 2008

"Hard-boiled Hagiography, or, Looking Awry at St. Erkenwald," New Chaucer Society Congress, New York City, July 27-31, 2006.

“Comstock’s Chaucer,” Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, DC, December 27-30, 2005

“Venery, Tragedy, and Translation, or, Are the Nine Worthies really just a bunch of Nimrods?”, University of Notre Dame, December 1, 2005

“How to Recognize a Virtuous Pagan When You See One,” University of California, Irvine, November 17, 2004; University of Texas, Austin, February 11, 2005; University of Missouri, Columbia, October 21, 2005

“The Salvation of the Heathen: Some Strategies for Getting Away with It,” Washington and Lee University, May 17, 2004

"The Trouble with Trajan," Third International Piers Plowman Conference, University of Birmingham, July 9-12, 2003

"Piers Plowman and Alexander and Dindimus???" 38th International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 2003

"City, Scribe and Patron in Fifteenth-Century London: The Case of Richard Frampton," 29th Annual St. Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, St. Louis University, October 11-12, 2002

“City, Scribe and Patron, or, Frampton Comes Alive,” Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans, LA, December 27-30, 2001

“Start the Revolution Without Me: Violence, Politics, and the New Hollywood Epic,” Violence, Cinema, and American Culture Conference, Center for the Humanities, University of Missouri-St. Louis, April 6-7, 2001

"Textual Poaching in The Parlement of the Thre Ages," Modern Language Association Convention, Washington,  D.C., December 27-30, 2000

"'You Can't Handle the Truth': Mum and the Sothsegger in the Reign of Henry IV," 35th International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 4-7, 2000         

"Arnoldian Humanism: Allegory, Apparatus, and Autobiography in the Action Film," University of  Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, October 13, 1998

"’Exclusive of Chaucer’: Curricular Animadversions," Biennial Conference of the New Chaucer Society, University of Paris-Sorbonne, July 17-21, 1998

"Predestination, Foreknowledge, and the Boethian Reader of Troilus and Criseyde," Fifth International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 13-16, 1998

"The Generation of 1399," 33rd International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 7-10, 1998

"The Lancastrian Usurpation of Ricardian Poetry," 32nd International Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 1997

"Ricardian Justice in St. Erkenwald," Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, D.C., December 27-30, 1996

"Miracles Are Politics by Other Means: St. Erkenwald and the Merciless Parliament," 31st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9-12, 1996

"Sympathy for the Vampire? From Dracula to The Vampire Lestat," Monday Noon Series Lecture, Center for the Humanities, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, April 22, 1996

"Arnoldian Humanism: Action, Allegory and Amnesia from Total Recall to True Lies," Mid-America American Studies Association, St. Louis, MO, April 19-20, 1996

 "Bourgeois Long-Windedness: A Marxist Critique" ("How to Stop a Long-Winded Speaker: A Metapanel"), Modern Language Association Convention, San Diego, CA, December 27-30, 1994

"Dracula on the Border," Davidson College, Davidson, NC, October 31, 1994

"The Vampire as Culture," Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN, November 4-6, 1993

"Gower's Alexander and the Limits of Exemplarity," 28th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 6-9, 1993

"The Man of Law's Tale and the Chaucerian Critique of  Romance," University of Missouri-St. Louis English Department Colloquium, April 20, 1993

"Chaucer Reading Langland: The House of Fame," Modern Language Association Convention, New York, NY, December 27-30, 1992

"St. Erkenwald and the Rule of Exceptional Salvations," Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, St. Louis, MO, November 5-7, 1992

"Gender, Genre, and the Sense of an Ending in the Man of Law's Tale," "The Roles of Women in the Middle Ages: A Reassessment" Conference, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Binghamton, NY, October 15-17, 1992

"Readers and Writers, Cloister and Court, Alexander and Dindimus," Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference, Warrensburg, MO, September 20-21, 1991

"'Machomete' and Mandeville's Travels" the 26th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9-12, 1991

"Nature and Society, Cloister and Court, Alexander and Dindimus," Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference, Davis, CA, March 1-3, 1991

"Composition and the Study of Popular Culture," (with Terry Mulcaire) Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, March 22-24, 1990