Lisa H. Cooper

Position title: Professor of English


Lisa Cooper

Languages: English.

Research Interests: Medieval literature, especially twelfth-to-fifteenth-century English and French romance, the poetry of Chaucer, his contemporaries, and successors’ English cycle drama, Latin and vernacular historiography, English and European travel narrative, medieval material culture (especially the intertwined history of labor, technology, and commerce), the formation of urban identity, lexicography, and the history of the book.

Education: Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; B.A., English and Art History, Amherst College.

Departments: Department of English (departmental profile here).

Teaching: “Literature and Culture 1,” Chaucer and his fifteenth-century inheritors, medieval drama, medieval romance, and medieval travel narrative, and “How-To Texts of the Middle Ages” on William Langland’s Piers Plowman.

Selected Publications:
Cooper, Lisa H. Artisans and Narrative Craft in Late Medieval England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Cooper, Lisa H. and Andrea Denny-Brown. Lydgate Matters: Poetry and Material Culture in the Fifteenth Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Cooper, Lisa H. and Andrea Denny-Brown. The “arma Christi” in Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture: With a Critical Edition of ‘o Vernicle’. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014.