Comparative Literature Luncheon series presents Andrew Galloway

November 02, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Andrew Galloway, professor of English at Cornell University, will present "Theory of the Fourteenth-Century Lyric," at 12:15 p.m. on Nov. 5, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Galloway has taught at Cornell since receiving his doctorate and teaches and writes mainly about late-medieval literature, with forays into ancient, Renaissance, and 19th-century American literature. His work often pursues late-medieval English literature within history in terms of issues of form as well as more traditional historical categories and subjects. Some recent or forthcoming projects focus on medieval economic history and literature, medieval legal history and literature, medieval historical narratives, and the possibilities for constructing a literary biography of the author of "Piers Plowman."

As well as numerous essays on Chaucer, Gower, and Piers Plowman especially, he has written two monographs, "Medieval Literature and Culture," and volume one of the "Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman," and has edited several volumes of essays and “companions” on late-medieval literature and translated Gower’s Latin for the TEAMS edition of the "Confessio Amantis."

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit  This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Global Studies.

Last Updated November 14, 2018