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Name  Wendy Scase

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Books  Piers Plowman and the New Anticlericalism, Literature and Complaint in England 1272-1553

Wendy scase research interests

Professor Wendy Scase is the Geoffrey Shepherd Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Birmingham. She is currently researching the material histories of English medieval literature, studying a range of material from one-sheet texts to the largest surviving Middle English manuscript.


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Education & Career

Prof. Scase is a specialist in medieval English language and literature.

Scase began her academic career as an undergraduate in English and American Literature at the University of Kent. She then moved to Oxford where she took an MPhil in English Medieval Studies 1100-1500, followed by a DPhil. From 1987 to 1990 she held a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellowship (PDF) at the University of Oxford to study Medieval religious and polemical literature.

Following completion of her PDF she took up a post lecturing in English at the University of Hull, where she founded the in 2008. In 1999 she took up the Geoffrey Shepherd chair in Medieval English Literature at the University of Birmingham.

She is director of the Vernon Manuscript Project (in collaboration with the Bodleian Library, Oxford), and the Electronic Catalogue of Vernacular Manuscript Books of the Medieval West Midlands project. She is also a partner in the Manuscripts Online project.

Scase is a founding co-editor of New Medieval Literatures, with Professors Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania) and David Lawton (Washington University in She was previously a general editor for the Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe book series published by Brepols. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Speculum.


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