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Professor Ad PutterDrs(Amst), MPhil, PhD(Cantab)

Professor of Medieval English Literature

Ad Putter

Professor Ad PutterDrs(Amst), MPhil, PhD(Cantab)

Professor of Medieval English Literature

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Research interests

My interests are in medieval literatures and languages. I began my research career with a study of the influence of French Arthurian romance on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. My PhD dissertation of the topic was published by Oxford University Press as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance. The Gawain Poet has remained an interest of mine ever since: my latest contribution to this area is an edition of all four poems for Penguin, The Works of the Gawain Poet (2014), co-edited with my colleague Myra Stokes. I am also interested in other stories about King Arthur, and wrote the chapter on the twelfth century in The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend, which I co-edited with Elizabeth Archibald. Editing the Gawain poet led to an interest in the metre of alliterative poetry, and with Judith Jefferson I have explored the metres of Middle English alliterative poems and romances in articles and books. 

PhD supervision

I have supervised PhD students on a range of topics, Anglo-Norman, Latin, Middle English, Arthurian Literature, medieval romance, editorial projects, and so on, and I would be interested in supervising research students in these and other related areas. 

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Postal address:
3-5 Woodland Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

  2. Published

    An Introduction to the Gawain-Poet

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

  3. Published

    Envisaging Heaven in the Middle Ages

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

  4. Published

    Studies in the Metre of Alliterative Verse

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

  5. Published

    The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

  6. Published

    The Works of the Gawain Poet

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

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