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Kara Gaston

Kara Gaston

2013 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): David Wallace, Rita Copeland
"Chaucer's Formal Histories: Temporality and Intertextuality from the Italian Trecento to Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales"

Assistant Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSC), University of Toronto

A.B., Princeton, 2006; MPhil, Cambridge, 2007

My research focuses on fourteenth-century English and Italian literature, giving special attention on the ways in which poets such as Chaucer and Dante represent the development of their own lexicon and literary form. Interests intersecting with this work include vernacular translation, commentarial culture, poetry and poetics, manuscript studies, and questions of authorship and authority. 

Courses Taught

spring 2013

ENGL 025.001 The Age of Chaucer  

summer 2012