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- Check whether the program requires you to seek commitment from a supervisor prior to submitting an application. For some programs this is an essential step while others match successful applicants with faculty members within the first year of study. This is either indicated in the program profile under "Admission Information & Requirements" - "Prepare Application" - "Supervision" or on the program website.
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G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.
- Charming the Snake: Accessing and Disciplining the Medieval Manuscript (2020)
The Cambridge Companion to Medieval British Manuscripts,
- Rolling with it: Navigating Absence in the Digital Realm (2020)
Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age,
- The Latin Reception of the De gestis Britonum (2020)
A Companion to Geoffrey of Monmouth,
- Historians on John Gower (2019)
- Malory in Print (2019)
A New Companion to Malory,
- The Book in Britain (2019)
- Palimpsests of Place and Time in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britannie (2017)
Teaching and Learning in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honour of Gernot R. Wieland on his 67th Birthday,
- Technologies in/ of Romance: De Ortu Waluuanii and Historia Meriadoci (2017)
Handbook of Arthurian Romance: King Arthur's Court in Medieval European Literature,
- The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain (2017)
- How Gower Found His Vox: Latin and John Gower’s Poetics (2016)
Journal of Medieval Latin,
- The Naked Truth: Chaucerian Spectacle in A Knight's Tale (2016)
Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales,
- Containing the Book: The Institutional Afterlives of Medieval Manuscripts (2015)
The Medieval Manuscript Book,
- The Long and the Short of it: On Gower's Forms (2015)
John Gower in England and Iberia,
- Expanding Horizons: Circuits of Manuscript Production, Circulation, and Influence: A Foreword (2014)
New Directions in Medieval Manuscript Studies and Reading Practices: Essays in Honour of Derek Pearsall,
- New Technologies: From Manuscript to Print (2014)
Companion to British Literature,
- Remembering Brutus: Aaron Thompson’s 1718 Translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britannie (2013)
- Whose History? Naming Practices in the Transmission of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britannie (2012)
- Gower’s Triple Tongue (1): Teaching Across Gower’s Languages (2011)
Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of John Gower,
- The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature (2011)
University of Wales Press,
- BOOM: Seeing Beowulf in Pictures and Print (2010)
Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination,
- Insular Romance (2010)
The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English,
- 'Whyche thyng semeth not to agree with other histories...': Rome in Geoffrey of Monmouth and his Early Modern Readers (2009)
- "But here Geoffrey falls silent": Death, Arthur, and the Historia regum Britannie (2009)
The Arthurian Way of Death: The English Tradition,
- Printing the Middle Ages (2008)
University of Pennsylvania Press,
- 'Seldom does anyone listen to a good exemplum': Courts and Kings in Torec and Die Riddere metter Mouwen (2007)
- Of Dragons and Saracens: Guy and Bevis in Early Print Illustration (2007)
Guy of Warwick: Icon and Ancestor,
- Latin Arthurian Literature (2006)
A History of Arthurian Scholarship,
- 'For Mortals are moved by these conditions': Fate, Fortune, and Providence in Geoffrey of Monmouth (2005)
The Fortunes of King Arthur,
- A Companion to Gower (2004)
D. S. Brewer,
- Gower in Print (2004)
A Companion to Gower,
- Last Words: Latin at the End of the Confessio Amantis (2004)
Interstices: Studies in Late Middle English and Anglo-Latin in Honour of A.G. Rigg,
- The Book Unbound (2004)
University of Toronto Press,
- Gower’s ‘bokes of Latin’: Language, Politics and Poetry (2003)
Studies in the Age of Chaucer,
- "Hic est Artur": Reading Latin and Reading Arthur (2002)
New Directions in Arthurian Studies,
- Anglo Latin and its Heritage (2001)
- Clothes Make the Man: The Importance of Appearance in Walter Map’s De Gadone milite strenuissimo (2001)
Anglo Latin and its Heritage,
- Dialogues and Monologues: Representations of the Conversation of the Confessio Amantis (2001)
Middle English Poetry: Texts and Traditions in Honour of Derek Pearsall,
- House Arrest: Modern Archives, Medieval Manuscripts (2000)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies,
- Designs for Reading: Some Manuscripts of Gower’s Confessio Amantis (1999)
- Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition (1998)
Cambridge University Press,
- Glossing Gower: In English, in Latin, and in absentia: The Case of Bodleian Ashmole 35 (1998)
- With Carmen’s Help: Latin Authorities in Gower’s Confessio Amantis (1998)
Studies in Philology,
- Pretexts: Tables of Contents and the Reading of John Gower’s Confessio Amantis (1997)
- Map’s Metafiction: Author, Narrator and Reader in De nugis curialium (1996)
- Of Parody and Perceval: Generic Manipulation in Peredur and Sir Perceval of Galles (1996)
Nottingham Medieval Studies,
- Iubiter et Iuno: An Anglo-Latin Mythographic Poem, edited from Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 64 and British Library MS Cotton Vitellius E.xii (1994)
Journal of Medieval Latin,
- The Latin Verses in the Confessio Amantis (1991)