Emeritus Professor, Department of English

Room: MHN 315
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 1210
Work E-mail: drcarlso@uOttawa.ca

David Carlson


Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

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University degrees

PhD, University of Toronto 
MA, University of Toronto 
BA, University of Oregon

Fields of interest

  • Old & Middle English
  • Renaissance

Ongoing research

Late medieval and early Renaissance literature.

Previous teaching

Southern Methodist University and York University.


John Gower, Poetry and Propaganda in Fourteenth-Century England (Cambridge: Brewer, 2012)

John Gower: Poems on Contemporary Events. The Visio Anglie (1381) and Cronica tripertita (1400), with the verse translation of A. G. Rigg (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2011)

ed., John Skelton and Early Modern Culture (Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2008)

The Deposition of Richard II: "The Record and Process of the Renunciation and Deposition of Richard II" (1399) and Related Writings (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2007)

Chaucer’s Jobs (New York: Palgrave, 2004)

Richard Maidstone: Concordia, with the verse translation of A. G. Rigg (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Press, 2003)

English Humanist Books 1475-1525 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993)

The Latin Writings of John Skelton (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991)

Articles on

Book-History and Renaissance printing; Wyatt, Skelton, Barclay, Erasmus, More, and humanist Latin poetry; Chaucer, Gower, the Pearl-Poet, Thomas Usk, Hoccleve, Lydgate, Middle English romance and historiography; Anglo-Saxon verse and prose; Late Antique poetry

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