Dr. Andrew Higl
Dr. Andrew Higl teaches writing, medieval literature, and early modern literature. He is also the Director of Graduate Studies in English. This academic year (2011-12) he will be teaching freshman writing, advanced expository writing, Brit Lit to 1660, Chaucer, Graduate Research Methods, and Textual Studies (grad seminar).
Higl completed his PhD at Loyola in 2009. He has published articles on Chaucerís textual history, apocryphal Chaucerian works, and disability in medieval texts, which have appeared in The Journal of the Early Book Society and Essays in Medieval Studies. His book Playing the Canterbury Tales addresses the additions, continuations, and reordering of the Canterbury Tales found in the manuscripts and early printed editions of the Tales. Though Dr. Higlís interests are broad, his scholarly passion is for book history and the future of the book. Moreover, he is continuing to explore the potential of 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.