Judith H. Anderson

Judith H. Anderson

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, English


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1965
  • M.A., Yale University, 1962
  • A.B., Radcliffe College, 1961

Journal Articles and Other Publications

Other Books:
  • Ed. (with Elizabeth Kirk ), Will's Vision of Piers Plowman, by William Langland, trans. E. Talbot Donaldson (Norton, 1990)
  • Biographical Truth: The Representation of Historical Persons in Tudor-Stuart Writing (Yale UP, 1984)
  • The Growth of a Personal Voice: "Piers Plowman and The Faerie Queene" (Yale UP, 1976)
Sample of Recent Articles:
  • “Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in Spenser’s Amoretti and Faerie Queene:Reading Historically and Intertextually,” in Reading and Re-Reading Chaucer and Spenser, ed. Rachel Stenner, Tamsin Badcoe, and Gareth Griffith (Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2017).
  • “Rhetorics of Similitude,” A Handbook of English Renaissance Studies (Critical Theory Series), ed. John Lee (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017).
  • “Wonder and Nostalgia in Hamlet,” Studies in English Literature (spring, 2018).
Selected Honors and Awards:
  • Isabel G. MacCaffrey Prize: best book on Spenser and Renaissance literature (2008 and 2009)
  • NEH Fellowships (4)
  • National Humanities Center Fellowship
  • Mayers Foundation Fellowship
  • Dulin Fellowship
  • Outstanding Woman Scholar Award
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards