Steven Justice

Chancellor's Professor
D21A Hearst Annex
Tuesday 10am-12pm in 694 Barrows Hall




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Steven justice book image_front_cover Adam Usk's Secret
Adam Usk, a Welsh lawyer in England and Rome during the first years of the fifteenth century, lived a peculiar life. He was, by turns, a professor, a royal advisor, a traitor, a schismatic, and a spy. He cultivated and then sabotaged figures of great infl uence, switching allegiances between kings, upstarts, and popes at an astonishing pace. Usk also wrote a peculiar book: a chronicle of his ow....
9780520206977 Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381
In this account of the "peasants' revolt" of 1381, in which rebels burned hundreds of official archives and attacked other symbols of authority, Steven Justice demonstrates that the rebellion was not an uncontrolled, inarticulate explosion of peasant resentment but an informed and tactical claim to literacy and rule. Focusing on six brief, enigmatic texts written by the rebel....

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

"Piers Plowman and Literary History." In Andrew Galloway and Andrew Cole, eds. The Cambridge Compaion to Piers Plowman. (Cambridge, forthcoming).

"'Shameless': Augustine, After Augustine, and Way After Augustine." Journal of Medieval and Early-Modern Studies 44 (2014):17-43.

"Chaucer's History-Effect." In Andrew Galloway and Frank Grady,eds., Answerable Style: The Idea of the Literary in Medieval England. Ohio State University Press, 2013.

(edited, with introduction) Anne Middleton. Chaucer, Langland, and Fourteenth-Century Literary History. Ashgate, 2013.

"Eucharistic Miracle and Eucharistic Doubt," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42 (2012):307-322.

"Who Stole Robertson?" PMLA 124 (2009):609-15.

"Literary History." In David Raybin and Susanna Fein, eds., Chaucer: Contemporary Approaches (Penn State, 2009), 195-210.

"Did the Middle Ages Believe in their Miracles?" Representations 103 (2008):1-29.

"Religious Dissent, Social Revolt, and 'Ideology.'" In Christopher Dyer and Chris Wickham, eds. Rodney Hilton’s Middle Ages: Essays on his Historical Themes. Past and Present Supplement 1. Oxford University Press, 2007, 205-16.

"'General Words': Response to Elizabeth Schirmer." In Linda Olson and Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, eds. Voices in Dialogue: Reading Women in the Middle Ages. University of Notre Dame Press, 2005, 377-94

"Prophecy and the Explanation of Social Disorder." In Nigel Morgan, ed. The Millennium, Social Disorder, and the Day of Doom. Harlaxton Medieval Studies 12. Shaun Tyas Publishing, 2004, 139-59.

"The Afterlife of Late Medieval Rebellions in France and England." In Peter Blickle and Thomas Adam, eds. Bundschuh: Untergrombach 1502, das unruhige Reich und die Revolutionierbarkeit Europas. Franz Steiner Verlag, 237-48.

Recent English Courses Taught

Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
111/1 Chaucer Pre-1800 Requirement
Middle English
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
45A/1 Literature in English: Through Milton Introductory Surveys
45A/101 -- discussion section Ripplinger, Michelle

45A/102 -- discussion section Swensen, David

Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
45A/1 Literature in English: Through Milton Introductory Surveys
45A/101 -- discussion section Rajabzadeh, Shokoofeh

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