Mark E. Allen, Ph.D.
Medieval literature and culture, Chaucer, Arthurian literature, fantasy literature, technological applications in the humanities
Mark Allen, Professor, received his received his M.A. from Arizona State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His teaching interests include Medieval Literatures, Fantasy Literature, and Research Methods. He has received several teaching awards, including the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award and the UTSA President’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Allen has published articles on Chaucer, King Arthur, the Old English Exodus, teaching medieval drama and lyric, and fantasy literature. His books include The Complete Poetry and Prose of Geoffrey Chaucer (with John H. Fisher), The Complete Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer (with John H. Fisher), The Essential Chaucer (with John H. Fisher), and Annotated Chaucer Bibliography, 1986-1996 (with Bege K. Bowers). The latter was awarded the Modern Language Association Prize for a Distinguished Bibliography for 2003-04. Dr. Allen designed and moderates two electronic bibliographies: The Chaucer Bibliography Online and the Gower Bibliography. He serves as the Bibliographer for the New Chaucer Society, and produces their annual Chaucer bibliography. At present, Dr. Allen is completing a two-volume variorum edition of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale.
- Arthurian Legend
- Early British Writers
- Tolkien's Fiction & Backgrounds
- Medieval Literature
- Bibliography and Research Methods