Peter W. Travis

Professor of English, Emeritus

My primary interests are medieval literature and contemporary critical theory. I teach courses on old and medieval English language and literature and developed and taught a course on contemporary masculinities called The Masculine Mystique. In 2010 I published Disseminal Chaucer, Rereading the Nun’s Priest’s Tale, which won the Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism.


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  • Ph.D. University of Chicago
  • M.S. University of Chicago
  • M. Litt. Trinity College, Dublin
  • B.A. Bowdoin College