Siân Echard


Selected Publications

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Historians on John Gower. Edited by Stephen Rigby, with Siân Echard. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2019. [Brewer catalogue]

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

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.


“The Latin Reception of the De gestis Britonum.” In A Companion to Geoffrey of Monmouth, edited by Georgia Henley and Joshua Byron Smith (Leiden: Brill, 2020), pp. 209-34. [Brill catalogue]

“Gower Between Manuscript and Print.” In John Gower in Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, edited by Martha Driver, Derek Pearsall, and R.F. Yeager (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2020), pp. 169-88. [Brewer catalogue]

“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 Handbook of 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. [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. [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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