Nicholas Watson

Nicholas Watson

Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature
Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature
Ph.D. University of Toronto
Nicholas  Watson

Professor Watson's research encompasses a wide range of topics including the history of mysticism and devotion, the development of English vernacular culture and theology, sacred biography and its audiences, and women's literature. In additions to editing and translating the Ancrene Wisse (Paulist Press, 1991), Richard Rolle's Emendatio vitae (Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies, 1995), and the works of Julian of Norwich (Brepols, 2006), he is the author of Richard Rolle and the Invention of Authority (Cambridge University Press, 1991), and editor (with Fiona Somerset) of The Vulgar Tongue: Medieval and Postmedieval Vernacularity (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003) and Truth and Tales: Cultural Mobility and Medieval Media (The Ohio State University Press, 2015).

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