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Thomas J. Farrell is Professor of English, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the J. Ollie Edmunds Professor at Stetson University. He is the editor of Bakhtin and Medieval Voices and co-editor of the Clerk’s Tale chapter in Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales. His essays on Chaucer and other medieval writers have also appeared in Studies in Philology, ELH, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, The Chaucer Review, and other journals and collections, focusing in recent years on textual and editorial questions: “Editors and Scribes in Two Clerk’s Tale Cruxes”, “His Lady Grace and the Performance of the Squire”, “Internally Persuasive Latin in Piers Plowman B”, and the forthcoming “Secretary a in Ellesmere’s Latin Quotations”.

Diego Giménez holds a PhD in Philosophy and Literature by the University of Barcelona, with a thesis on the Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. He worked as a journalist in, and, in 2008, he cofounded Revista de Letras. As researcher at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and at the Center for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra, he worked on the Book of Disquiet Digital Archive. At present he is a post-doctoral fellow at the Universidade Estadual de Londrina (Brazil), where he continues to study Fernando Pessoa and teaches Theory of the Poem.

Steve Guthrie taught at Agnes Scott College for thirty years and retired in 2015. He has published on Chaucer, Middle English and Old and Middle French poetries and poetics, and medieval syllable counting meters, and on American foreign policy as a modern medievalism. His 2015 edition of Troilus and Criseyde is at He is currently working on growing heirloom tomatoes. He can be reached at

Jo Koster is Professor of English, Emeritus Director of Medieval Studies, and Director of English Graduate Studies at Winthrop University. Her publications cover a range of medieval subjects, mostly in the areas of [End Page 106] manuscript studies, textual editing, and women’s literacy in the late Middle Ages. She is also a published poet, and has received a number of awards for her teaching and research. Currently she is finishing a study of women’s manuscript ownership in late medieval Britain and is working on a project involving the Ricardian court and Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.

Elliott Morsia is an AHRC-sponsored PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is currently completing a thesis entitled ‘D. H. Lawrence and Genetic Criticism: Fictional Processes from 1913-1926’. He has previously published an essay on Lawrence entitled “A Genetic Study of ‘The Shades of Spring’”, in the Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies, 3.3 (2014).

Manuel Portela teaches in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Coimbra, Portugal, where he directs the Doctoral Program in Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature. He is also a researcher at the Center for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra, and the principal investigator of the FCT-funded research project “No Problem Has a Solution: A Digital Archive of the Book of Disquiet” (, forthcoming 2016). His latest book is Scripting Reading Motions: The Codex and the Computer as Self-Reflexive Machines (MIT Press, 2013).

Larissa Tracy (PhD, Medieval Literature, Trinity College, Dublin) is currently Associate Professor of Medieval Literature at Longwood University, Farmville, VA. Her publications include Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature (D.S. Brewer, 2012), Women of the Gilte Legende (D.S. Brewer, 2003) and the edited collections Heads Will Roll: Decapitation in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination, with Jeff Massey (Brill, 2012), Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages (D.S. Brewer, 2013) and Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture, with Kelly DeVries (Brill, 2015). She has published articles on violence, fabliaux, comedy, romance, gender, hagiography and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is the series editor for Explorations in Medieval Culture (Brill), and the editor of Eolas: The Journal for the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies. She has appeared in several National Geographic and...


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