Siân Echard


Selected Publications

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The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction. With Daniel Allington, David A. Brewer, and Stephen Colclough. Editing by Zachary Lesser. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.

The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. General editor, with Robert Rouse. Associate editors, Helen Fulton, Geoff Rector, and Jacqueline Ray. 4 vols. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. [Wiley catalogue]

The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature: The Development and Dissemination of the Arthurian Legend in Medieval Latin. Edited. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011. Distributed in North America by University of Chicago Press. [University of Chicago Press catalogue]

Printing the Middle Ages. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. Awarded the Margaret Wade Labarge Prize for 2009 of the Canadian Society of Medievalists. [University of Pennsylvania Press catalogue]

Preface: The Mark of the Medieval

Introduction: Plowmen and Pastiche: Representing the Medieval Book

Form and Rude Letters: The Representation of Old English

The True History of Sir Guy (and What Happened to Sir Bevis?)

Aristocratic Antiquaries: Gower on Gower

Bedtime Chaucer: Juvenile Adaptations and the Medieval Canon

Froissart’s Not French (or Flemish): The Travels of a Medieval History

Coda: The Ghost in the Machine: Digital Avatars of Medieval Manuscripts

A Companion to Gower. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2004. Edited. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

The Book Unbound: Editing and Reading Medieval Manuscripts and Texts. Co-edited with Stephen Partridge. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. [University of Toronto Press catalogue]

Anglo Latin and its Heritage: Essays in Honour of A.G. Rigg on his 64th Birthday. Co-edited with Gernot Wieland. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2001. [Brepols catalogue]

Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. [Cambridge University Press catalogue; CUP ebooks]

Introduction: Latin Arthurian narrative and the Angevin court

“The Anger of Saturn shall fall”: Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britannie and the limits of history

“This is that Arthur”: Chronicle responses to Arthur

“Are you the only uncivilised knight produced by sweet Britain?”: Arthurian episodes and knightly conduct

“Understanding the thing as it is”: De ortu Waluuanii and the challenge of interpretation

Dies fantastica”: The Historia Meriadoci and the adventure of the text

“When I have done you will be little the wiser”: Arthur and Gorlagon, Vita Merlini, and parody

Conclusion: “A wise man may enjoy leisure”: The place of Latin Arthurian literature

The Latin Verses in John Gower’s Confessio Amantis: An Annotated Translation. With Claire Fanger. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press, 1991. Awarded the John Hurt Fisher Prize for Gower studies. Distributed by Michigan State University Press.


“Malory in Print.” In The New Companion to Malory, edited by Megan Leitch and Cory Rushton (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2019), pp. 96-121.

“Technologies in/ of Romance: De ortu Waluuanii and Historia Meriadoci.” In Arthurian Romance: King Arthur’s Court in Medieval European Literature, edited by Johnny McFadyen and Leah Tether (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017), pp. 483-493.

“Palimpsests of Place and Time in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britannie.” In Teaching and Learning in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honour of Gernot R. Wieland on his 67th Birthday, edited by Greti Dinkova-Bruun and Tristan Major (Turnhout: Brepols, 2017), pp. 43-59.

“How Gower Found His Vox: Latin and John Gower’s Poetics.” The Journal of Medieval Latin 26 (2016): 291-314.

“The Naked Truth: Chaucerian Spectacle in Brian Helgeland’s A Knight’s Tale.” In Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales, edited by Kathleen Kelly and Tison Pugh (Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2016), pp. 169-185.

“Containing the Book: The Institutional Afterlives of Medieval Manuscripts.” In The Medieval Manuscript Book: Cultural Approaches, edited by Michael Johnston and Michael van Dussen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp. 96-118. [Cambridge catalogue]

“The Long and the Short of it: On Gower’s Forms.” In John Gower in England and Iberia: Manuscripts, Influences, Reception, ed. Ana Sáez-Hidalgo and R.F. Yeager (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2014), pp. 245-60. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“New Technologies: From Manuscript to Print.” In A Companion to British Literature, ed. Robert DeMaria, Heesok Chang, and Samantha Zacher (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2014), vol. 1, pp. 403-17. [Wiley catalogue]

“Remembering Brutus: Aaron Thompson’s British History of 1718.” Arthurian Literature 30 (2013): 141-69. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“Whose History? Naming Practices in the Transmission of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britannie.” Arthuriana 22.4 (2012): 8-24. [Project Muse link]

“John Gower.”Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature, ed. Andrew Hadfield. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. [Oxford Bibliographies Online]

“BOOM: Seeing Beowulf in Pictures and Print.” In Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination, ed. David Clark and Nicholas Perkins (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2010), pp. 129-45. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“‘But here Geoffrey falls silent’: Death, Arthur, and the Historia regum Britannie.” In The Arthurian Way of Death, ed. Karen Cherewatuk and K.S. Whetter (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2009), pp. 17-32. Available in hardcover and as an ebook. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“‘Whyche thyng semeth not to agree with other histories...’: Rome in Geoffrey of Monmouth and his Early Modern Readers.” Arthurian Literature 26 (2009): 109-29. Available in hardcover and as an ebook. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“Of Dragons and Saracens: Guy and Bevis in Early Print Illustration.” In Guy of Warwick: Icon and Ancestor. Ed. Alison Wiggins and Rosalind Field (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2007), pp.154-68. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“‘Seldom does anyone listen to a good exemplum’: Courts and Kings in Torec and Die Riddere metter Mouwen.” Arthuriana 17.1 (2007): 79-94. [JSTOR link]

“Latin Arthurian Literature.” In A History of Arthurian Scholarship, ed. Norris J. Lacy (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2006), pp. 62-76. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“‘For Mortals are Moved by these Conditions’: Fate, Fortune and Providence in Geoffrey of Monmouth.” In The Fortunes of King Arthur, ed. Norris J. Lacy (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2005), pp. 13-28. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“Gower’s Reputation.” In A Companion to Gower, pp. 1-22. “Gower in Print.” In A Companion to Gower, pp. 115-35. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“Last Words: Latin at the End of the Confessio Amantis.” In Interstices: Studies in Late Middle English and Anglo-Latin in Honour of A.G. Rigg, ed. Richard Firth Green and Linne Mooney (University of Toronto Press, 2004), pp. 99- 121. [University of Toronto Press catalogue]

“Gower’s ‘bokes of Latin’: Language, politics and poetry.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 25 (2003): 123-56.

“‘Hic est Artur’: Reading Latin and Reading Arthur.” In New Directions in Arthurian Studies. Ed. Alan Lupack (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2002), pp. 49-67. Available in hardcover and as an ebook. [Boydell & Brewer catalogue]

“Dialogues and Monologues: Manuscript Representations of the Conversation of the Confessio Amantis.” In Middle English Poetry: Texts and Tradition: Essays in Honour of Derek Pearsall. Ed. Alastair Minnis (York, England: York Medieval Press, 2001), pp. 57-75. Distributed by Boydell and Brewer.

“Clothes Make the Man: The Importance of Appearance in Walter Map’s De Gadone milite strenuissimo.” In Anglo-Latin and its Heritage, pp. 93-108. [Brepols catalogue]

“House Arrest: Modern Archives, Medieval Manuscripts.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 30 (2000): 185-210. [Duke Journals link]

“Designs for Reading: Some Manuscripts of Gower’s Confessio Amantis.” Trivium 31 (1999): 59-72.

“With Carmen’s Help: Latin Authorities in Gower’s Confessio Amantis.” Studies in Philology 95 (1998): 1-40. [JSTOR link]

“Glossing Gower: In English, in Latin, and in absentia: The Case of Bodleian Ashmole 35.” In Re-Visioning Gower. Ed. R. F. Yeager (Asheville, NC: Pegasus Press, 1998), pp. 237-256.

“Pretexts: Tables of Contents and the Reading of John Gower’s Confessio Amantis.” Medium Aevum 66 no. 2 (1997): 270-287. [EBSCO link]

“Of Parody and Perceval: Generic Manipulation in Peredur and Sir Perceval of Galles.” Nottingham Medieval Studies 40 (1996): 63-79.

“Map’s Metafiction: Author, Narrator and Reader in De nugis curialium.” Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 8 (1996): 287-314. [Taylor and Francis link]

“Iubiter et Iuno: An Anglo-Latin Mythographic Poem, edited from Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 64 and British Library MS Cotton Vitellius E.xii.” Journal of Medieval Latin 4 (1994): 101-17.


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