John M. Ganim

John M. Ganim

Ph.D. Indiana University

(951) 827-1540

John M. Ganim (B.A. Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D. Indiana University) is the author of four books, Style and Consciousness in Middle English Narrative (1983), Chaucerian Theatricality (1990), both published by Princeton University Press and reprinted by the Princeton Legacy Press in 2014; Medievalism and Orientalism: Three Essays on Literature, Architecture and Cultural Identity (Palgrave 2005), which was translated into Arabic in 2012 as الاستشراق والقرون الوسطى by the Kalima Foundation; and Cosmopolitanism and the Middle Ages, coedited with Shayne Legassie (Palgrave 2013.) He has published over 50 articles and book chapters on medieval literature, as well as on how the medieval is engaged in film, architecture and political theory. He was the 113th President of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (2015-16) and has served as President (2006-2008) of the New Chaucer Society. He was a Guggenheim Fellow, and in 2013-2014 received the Distinguished Humanist Research Award from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at UCR.

In the past two years, he has taught courses on medieval lyric, medieval romance, medieval travel literature, Chaucer and a graduate seminar on pre-modern race.

A c.v. is attached, but here are some things he has published in the past few years that give you some sense of what he has been working on.

Ganim, J “Postcolonialism.” In A Handbook of Middle English Studies. Ed. Marion Turner. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2013. Pp. 397-411.

Ganim, J  “British Chaucer.” In A Companion to British Literature. Eds R. DeMaria, H. Chang and S. Zacher.  John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK, 2014. Pp. 2012-214

Ganim, J. 2017. Guest Editor,  Pacific Coast Philology. Volume 52, Number 2, 2017. The Pennsylvania State University Press.  Special Issue: Libraries, Archives, Properties, including  “The President’s Address”Pp.  149-165; and “Libraries, Archives, Properties” Pp.  145-148.

Ganim, J. 2016. “Medievalism and architecture.” The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism. Editor: Louise D’Arcens. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 29-44.

Ganim, J. 2018. “Anarchy in the UK: Chaos and Community in Late Medieval Political Writings.” In Later Middle English Literature, Materiality and Culture. Eds. Brian Gastle and Erick Kelemen. Newark, Delaware: Delaware University Press, 2018. Pp. 71-90.

Ganim, J. 2018. “Flesh and Stone: William Morris’ News From Nowhere and Chaucer’s Dream Visions. In Contemporary Chaucer Across the Centuries. Eds. Helen M. Hickey, Anne McKendry and Melissa Raine. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. Pp. 188-200.

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