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Tom Burton

Tom Burton (Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Adelaide and editor of Sidrak and Bokkus for the Early English Text Society) founded the Chaucer Studio in 1986. He now works mainly on nineteenth-century dialect poetry, publishing William Barnes’s Dialect Poems: A Pronunciation Guide (2010), The Sound of William Barnes’s Dialect Poems (with audio recordings, freely available online at (Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3), and The Complete Poems of William Barnes, edited for Oxford University Press, vols 1 (2013) and 2 (2018) with K. K. Ruthven, and 3 (in progress) with Emma Mason and Matthew Anstey.

Michael Calabrese

Michael Calabrese is professor of English at California State University, Los Angeles. For the Chaucer Studio, he has directed performances of Piers Plowman: The B Text and the Middle English Cleanness. He is the author of Chaucer's Ovidian Arts of Love, An Introduction to Piers Plowman, and most recently a translation of Piers Plowman: The A Version, published by the Catholic University of America Press.

Regula Meyer Evitt

Re Evitt is professor of English at Colorado College. She has performed for various Chaucer Studio productions (most recently The Parson’s Tale) and has presented regularly for The Gaylord Workshop on Reading Chaucer Out Loud. She publishes on eschatology and antisemitism in liturgical and late medieval drama and has served as editor for Le Cygne. She is co-author (with Monica Potkay) of Minding the Body: Women and Literature in the Middle Ages, 800-1500.

Cathy Hume

Cathy Hume is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bristol. She works mainly on Middle English literature and its social and cultural contexts, including cultures of reading. Her first book, Chaucer and the Cultures of Love and Marriage, was published by Boydell and Brewer in 2013. She recently published Middle English Biblical Poetry: Romance, Audience and Tradition (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2021) and is currently working on an edition of biblical poems. She also has an article forthcoming on cognitive approaches to readers' comprehension of Malory.

Joseph Parry

Joseph Parry is professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities in the Comparative Arts and Letters Department and affiliated faculty with the Philosophy Department at Brigham Young University. He has published on Gerald of Wales, Lawman, Malory, Chaucer, and Spenser, among others, and edited the volume Art and Phenomenology for Routledge (2010). His current work examines the ways in which late Medieval and Renaissance/Early Modern love poetry is a mode of philosophical inquiry in its own right.

Executive Assistant to the Co-Directors

Christina Gomez

Christina Gomez is an English Graduate Student at California State University of Los Angeles, where she also earned her B.A. in English with a focus in medieval literature. She attends school part-time while working full-time for the City of Los Angeles as a Management Analyst.