Patricia Clare Ingham

Patricia Clare Ingham


Martha Biggerstaff-Jones Professor, English

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

Director, Institute for Advanced Study


  • Ph.D., English. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995
  • M.A., UCSB, 1992
  • M.A., Systematic Theology. Graduate Theological Union, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
  • B.A., History. Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1980

Journal Articles and Other Publications

Book Chapters:

(with Abby Ang), “Postcolonialism,” accepted for Routledge Companion to Middle English Literature, eds. Sif Ríkharðsdóttir & Raluca Radulescu (Routledge, 2022). 416-425.

(with Anthony Bale) “Chaucer’s Sense of an Ending” in Grady, ed., Cambridge Companion to the Canterbury Tales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 218-232.

*“Untimely Travel: Living and Dying in Connie Willis’ Doomsday Book,” Kears & Paz, eds., Medieval Science Fiction. Boydell and Brewer, 2016. 79-92.

Journal Issues:

(with Karma Lochrie), eds. “Medieval and Early Modern Utopias,” Special Issue. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Fall, 2006.


“Infinite Sorrows: Catastrophic Forms in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale,” Special issue on Catastrophe, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 52.1 (January, 2022), 93-117.

“The Shock of Tradition: The Case of the Humanities Lab,” New Chaucer Studies, Pedagogy and Profession. Fall, 2021

“Creative Creatures,” Texas Studies in Language and Literature, 63.3 (Fall 2021): 233-255. Winner of the Tony Hilfer Prize for best essay published in 2021.

“Curious Novelties,” (The G.L. Brook Memorial Lecture). Bulletin of the John Rylands Library. 93.2 (2017), 23-39.

“The Trouble with Britain,” postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, vol 7 (2016), 484-496.

“Chaucerian Translations: Postcolonial Approaches to Teaching the Canterbury Tales,” in Peter Travis and Frank Grady, eds. MLA Approaches to Teaching the Canterbury Tales, 2nd edition. (New York: Modern Language Association, 2014), 149-155.

“Discipline and Romance,” Critical Contexts: Middle English Literature, Routledge Critical Contexts Series. Crocker and Smith, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2014), 276-282.

“Dissention in the Ranks,” postmedieval online Forum: Dissent, December 2012. postmedieval: a journal in midieval cultural studies, 3.2 (2012).

“Chaucer’s Haunted Aesthetics: Trauma and Mimesis in Troilus and Criseyde,” College English, 72.3 (January, 2010), 226-247.

*“Little Nothings: The Squire’s Tale and the Ambition of Gadgets,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 31 (2009), 53-80.

*“Critic Provocateur,” Blackwell’s Literature Compass, 6.6 (2009): 1094-1108.

“Making all things New: Past, Progress, and the Promise of Utopia.” Introduction to the Special Issue on “Medieval and Early Modern Utopias,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. 35.3 (2006), 479-492.

“Losing French: Translation, Nation, and Caxton’s English Statutes,” in Caxton’s Trace, ed. William Kuskin (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006). 275-298.

“Psychoanalytic Criticism.” Chaucer: An Oxford Guide, ed. Steve Ellis (Oxford UP, 2005). 463-478.

“Contrapuntal Histories,” Postcolonial Moves: Medieval Through Modern, eds. Ingham and Warren. (New York: Palgrave Press, 2003.) 47-70.

with Alexander Doty, “The Evil/Medieval: Gender, Sexuality, and Miscegenation in Val Tourner’s Cat People” in BAD: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen, ed. Murray Pomerance (New York: SUNY Press, 2003). 225-237.

“Pastoral Histories: Conquest, Utopia, and the Wife of Bath’s Tale,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 44.1 (2002), 34-46.

“‘In Contrayez Straunge’: Colonial Relations, British Identity and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” New Medieval Literatures, 4 (2001), 61-93.

“Marking Time: ‘Branwen, Daughter of Llyr’ and the Colonial Refrain,” The Post-Colonial Middle Ages, ed. Jeffrey J. Cohen New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000, 225-46.

“Homosociality and Creative Masculinity in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale,” Masculinities in Chaucer, ed. Peter G. Beidler, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 1998, 23-35

“Masculine Military Unions: Rivalry and Brotherhood in the Avowing of King Arthur,” Arthuriana, 6, 4 (Winter, 1996): 25-44.


Tony Hilfer Prize, for best essay published in 2021, from Texas Studies in Language and Literature: “Creative Creatures”

John Edwards Taylor Fellowship, University of Manchester, United Kingdom. (May -June 2018)