Martha Rust, 2019–2020

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Item: Lists and the Poetics of Reckoning in Late Medieval England

New York University

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Martha Rust

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Martha Rust (National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow; Rockefeller Foundation Fellow) nearly finished her book Lists and the Poetics of Reckoning in Middle English Culture, which is under contract with Peter Lang Publishing for inclusion in the series Medieval Interventions, edited by Stephen Nichols. She finished an essay “The Role of the Scribe: Genius and Guide,” which will appear later this year in Oxford Companion to Chaucer, edited by Suzanne Akbari and James Simpson; and she revised and expanded an essay “Out of Eden and Back Again: Following the Flow of Concepts in the Four Rivers of Paradise,” for inclusion in Enlistment: Lists in Medieval and Early Modern Literature, edited by Eva von Contzen and James Simpson to be published by Ohio State University Press in 2021. Rust is associate professor of English at New York University.

Lists and the Culture of Reckoning in Late Medieval England, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , March 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
The Roundel: Window onto the Domain of a Concept, History of the Book Lecture, Durham University , October 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.