Professor Ad Putter

Drs.(Amst.), M.Phil., Ph.D.(Cantab.)

  • BS8 1TB

1994 …2021

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Personal profile

Research interests

My interests are in medieval literatures and languages, particularly medieval English, French, Latin and Dutch. I began my research career with a study of the influence of French Arthurian romance on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. My PhD dissertation of the topic was published by Oxford University Press as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance. The Gawain Poet has remained an interest of mine ever since: my latest contribution to this area is an edition of all four poems for Penguin, The Works of the Gawain Poet (2014), co-edited with my colleague Myra Stokes. I am also interested in other stories about King Arthur, and wrote the chapter on the twelfth century in The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend, which I co-edited with Elizabeth Archibald. Editing the Gawain poet led to an interest in the metre of alliterative poetry, and with Judith Jefferson I have explored the metres of Middle English alliterative poems and romances in articles and books. I am currently working on a Leverhume-funded research project on Anglo-Dutch relations in the medieval and early modern period. In 2019 I was elected Fellow of the British Academy. 

PhD supervision

I have supervised PhD students on a range of topics, Anglo-Norman, Latin, Middle English, Arthurian Literature, medieval romance, editorial projects, and so on, and I would be interested in supervising research students in these and other related areas. 

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Projects

Transmission of Medieval Romance

Putter, A.

1/07/1830/11/18

Project: Research

  • Research Output

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance

    Putter, A., 1995, Clarendon Press. 279 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    An Introduction to the Gawain-Poet

    Putter, A., 1996, Addison Wesley Longman. 256 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    Envisaging Heaven in the Middle Ages

    Muessig, CA. & Putter, A., 2007, Routledge. 258 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    North Sea Crossings

    Holberton, Edward W (Recipient) & Putter, Ad (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    • 5 Editorial activity

    Journal of English and Germanic Philology (Journal)

    Ad Putter (Editor)

    2013 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Early English Text Society (Publisher)

    Ad Putter (Editorial board member)

    2012 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Yearbook of Langland Studies (Journal)

    Ad Putter (Editorial board member)

    2010 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Supervised Work

    A Literary History of the 'Soul and Body' Theme in Medieval England

    Author: Cataldi, C., 25 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Fulton, H. (Supervisor) & Putter, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Direct Speech in Beowulf: Its Formal Presentation and Functions

    Author: Matsuda, H., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Putter, A. (Supervisor) & Stokes, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Journeys through romance space : the role of horses, ships, tents and cities in Middle English and Old French romance

    Author: Jackson, C. M., 2006

    Supervisor: Putter, A. (Supervisor) & Archibald, E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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