Dr. Andrew Higl
Dr. Andrew Higl specializes in medieval English literature. This academic year (2013-14) he is teaching Chaucer, British Literature to 1660, Shakespeare, Writing in Communities, and Literary Analysis and Pedagogy (grad course). He is also the Director of School of Graduate Studies in English.
Higl completed his PhD at Loyola in 2009. His book Playing the Canterbury Tales: The Continuations and Additions addresses the additions, continuations, and reordering of the Canterbury Tales found in the manuscripts and early printed editions of the Tales. He has published articles on the textual and reception history of Chaucer’s works, which have appeared in The Journal of the Early Book Society, Essays in Medieval Studies, along with several books. Higl is currently finishing up an article on a particular textual crux in Troilus and Criseyde and another article on gameplay in the Exeter Book riddles. Moreover, he is continuing to explore the theory and practice of editing and remediating medieval texts in digital textual environments.
Higl was born in Cleveland, Ohio and continues to follow the lamentable and dolorous sports teams of Northeast Ohio, where perpetual losing is expected yet cathartic.