Robert Rouse


After completing doctoral work at the University of Bristol, I joined the Department of English at the University of British Columbia in 2005, being promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2007.  I teach Medieval Literature at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise undergraduate theses and graduate dissertations, and have served as Chair of the Faculty of Arts Committee for Medieval Studies (2008-10) and most recently as the Chair of the Department of English Majors Committee (2009-11).

My own research has been primarily concerned with medieval romance (both Arthurian and non-Arthurian), writing on issues of historiography (in particular post-conquest perceptions of the Anglo-Saxon Past), English national identity, saracens and other medieval others, the law, the medieval erotic, and - most recently - the medieval geographical imagination. 

I have published two books and numerous articles on medieval romance and culture, details of which can be found on my publication and research page.

I spent the 2011-12 academic year as a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge (July 2011 - April 2012), a Visiting Fellow in the Culture and Politics of the Transregional at The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Science and Humanities at Cambridge (January - March 2012), and as Slater Visiting Fellow at University College, University of Durham (April - June 2012).

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Associate Professor Robert Rouse teaches in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

He can be contacted on his office phone (604 822 4071) or more reliably on email       


Associate Professor of Medieval English Literature