Eric Weiskott

Associate Professor of English, Boston College
English, Boston College

I teach and write about medieval English literature. My research focuses on meter and poetics (what makes poetry tick). My first book is English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History (Cambridge University Press, 2016), which won the English Association Beatrice White Prize in 2018. With Alastair Bennett and Katharine Breen, I edit the Yearbook of Langland Studies. My writing on culture and politics appears in Newsweek, The Atlantic, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. See At Boston College, I teach in the fields of medieval literature and poetics: usually both at once. In collaboration with my students, I am building an interactive digital map of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. See I am also a poet, and my poems appear in several print and digital journals.


The Shapes of Early English Poetry: Style, Form, History

Medieval Institute Publications | forthcoming

English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History

Cambridge University Press | 2016

Eric Weiskott is reading

Discipline and Punish

by Michel Foucault | 01.12.2017

Eric Weiskott