prof. dr. S.I. (Sebastian) Sobecki

Hoogleraar Engelse letterkunde en cultuurkunde van de Middeleeuwen

Research

Research interests

My research concentrates on medieval English and early Tudor literature, especially Chaucer and Gower. I work with archives and manuscripts, and am interested in law, politics, travel, and Anglo-European contact. I have received research grants and fellowships from All Souls College, Oxford, Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Huntington Library (USA), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Québec's FQRSC, the German Research Foundation (DFG), and SAUTE in Switzerland. In 2016, I was awarded the John Hurt Fisher Prize by the John Gower Society.

I am completing the first two volumes of a 14-volume edition of Richard Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations for Oxford University Press (general editors: Dan Carey and Claire Jowitt). These two volumes will include 70 of the medieval texts printed by Hakluyt. With Anthony Bale I have recently co-edited Medieval English Travel: A Critical Anthology (for Oxford University Press, 2019) and, with John Scattergood, A Critical Companion to John Skelton (D.S. Brewer, 2018). Furthermore, I am editing with Candace Barrington The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Law and Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2019). I am completing my third monograph, Last Words: Author, Manuscript, and the Public Self in Late Medieval Literature (Oxford University Press, 2019). I am the editor of The Travels of Sir John Peyton the Younger (1579–1635), for the Hakluyt Society, in two volumes, and I am also editing Medieval Travel Writing: A Global History for Cambridge University Press.

Together with Michelle Karnes I edit Studies in the Age of Chaucer, the journal of The New Chaucer Society.

Publications
  1. Medieval English Travel: A Critical Anthology

    Sobecki, S. & Bale, A. 2019 Oxford: Oxford University Press. 528 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  2. A Companion to John Skelton

    Sobecki, S. (ed.) & Scattergood, J. (ed.) Nov-2018 Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer. 245 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook editing

  3. The Earliest Record of John Lydgate at Hatfield Regis

    Sobecki, S. 2019 (Accepted/In press) In : Chaucer review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Wards and Widows: Troilus and Criseyde and New Documents on Chaucer's Life

    Sobecki, S. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : ELH.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

    Sobecki, S. 1-Apr-2018 In : The Review of English Studies. 69, 289, p. 216-236 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

    Sobecki, S. Jul-2017 In : Speculum-A journal of medieval studies. 92, 3, p. 630-660 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Lydgate’s Kneeling Retraction: The Testament as a Literary Palinode

    Sobecki, S. Jan-2015 In : Chaucer review. 49, 3, p. 265-293 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. John Peyton's A Relation of the State of Polonia and the Accession of King James I, 1598-1603

    Sobecki, S. I. 2014 In : The English Historical Review. 129, 540, p. 1079-1097 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. The Sea and Medieval English Literature

    Sobecki, S. I. 2008 Cambridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer. 205 p. (Studies in medieval romance; vol. 5)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Press / Media
  1. Dziennik Bałtycki: Angielska mistyczka w Gdańsku

    Sebastian Sobecki

    18/05/2015

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

  2. UK (U of Groningen): Margery's Voice

    Sebastian Sobecki

    15/05/2015

    1 item of media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

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Activities
  1. London Chaucer Conference

    Sobecki, S. (Keynote speaker)
    2017

    Activity: ProfessionalTalk or presentation

  2. Pirate Fiction in the Middle Ages, c. 500 - c.1500 AD

    Sobecki, S. (Keynote speaker)
    2017

    Activity: ProfessionalTalk or presentation

  3. Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern Period

    Sobecki, S. (Keynote speaker)
    2015

    Activity: ProfessionalTalk or presentation

  4. The Hakluyt Society (External organisation)

    Sobecki, S. (Member)
    2015 → …

    Activity: ScientificMembership of network

  5. Index of Middle English Prose (External organisation)

    Sobecki, S. (Member)
    2016 → …

    Activity: ScientificMembership of committee

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