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S.I. (Sebastian) Sobecki, Prof

Professor of Medieval English Literature and Culture; Professor of Old Germanic (by courtesy)

Research interests

I specialise in late medieval English literature and literary history, especially palaeography, archives, and manuscripts; ideas of authorship and literary culture; law and literature; political writing and intellectual history; and travel and global medieval literature.





Hares, Rabbits, Pheasants: Piers Plowman and William Longewille, a Norfolk Rebel in 1381

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Law and Literature

The Handwriting of Fifteenth-Century Privy Seal and Council Clerks

Ecce patet tensus: The Trentham Manuscript, In Praise of Peace, and John Gower's Autograph Hand

A Southwark Tale: Gower, the Poll Tax of 1381, and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

Gens sans argent: A New Holograph Manuscript by Thomas Hoccleve

England and Scotland

Global Medieval Travel Writing: A Literary History


Orietta Da Rold. Paper in Medieval England: From Pulp to Fiction

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The Guardian: Document casts new light on Chaucer 'rape' case

BBC Radio 4, expert interview on medieval travel writing

The Guardian: Archive find shows medieval mystic Margery Kempe's autobiography 'doesn't lie'

BBC: The 500-year-old poem that captivated Reddit

Gazeta Wyborcza: Przełomowe dla historii literatury angielskiej odkrycie w Gdańsku

Six Degrees of Chaucer: How Southwark Shaped The Canterbury Tales

After Troyes: Privy seal clerks in France and a letter for Thomas Hoccleve

NCS Blog: Stones Left Unturned (Psst! More New Chaucer Life Records)

OUP Blog: Poaching with Piers Plowman

Pilgrim Libraries Blog: Saewulf's Lost Arabic Map

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