Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Scott-Morgan Straker

Associate Professor

PhD Cambridge

613-533-6000, ext. 74424

Office: Watson Hall, Room 436
Office Hours: Mon. 2:30 pm–5 pm, Wed. 1–2 pm



2019-20 Courses

Research Interests

  • Middle English literature, especially fifteenth-century followers of Chaucer (Lydgate, Hoccleve)
  • theoretical approaches to medieval culture
  • Old English and Old Norse
  • early modern literature
  • constructions of gender and subjectivity in medieval texts.

Recent Publications

“Propaganda, Intentionality, and the Lancastrian Lydgate,” John Lydgate: Poetry, Culture and Lancastrian England, ed. James Simpson and Larry Scanlon (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006) 98–128.

“Deference and Difference: Lydgate, Chaucer and The Siege of Thebes,” Review of English Studies 52 (2001): 1-21.

Current Supervisions

Allison Goff (about students)