Bryan is author of Collaborative Meaning in Medieval Scribal Culture: the Otho Laȝamon (1999) and articles on Laȝamon's Brut and the Middle English prose Brut and on medieval manuscripts. Edited a special issue of Arthuriana summer 2000. Current projects focus on manuscript text and image in the fifteenth-century ME prose Brut, and on twelfth- and thirteenth-century European contexts for Laȝamon's use of vernacular Early Middle English.
|Bryan, Elizabeth J. Deciphering the Brut: Lambeth Palace MS 6 and the Perils of Transmission. Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures. 2014; 3 (2) : 257-283.|
|Bryan, Elizabeth J. Picturing Arthur in English History: Text and Image in the Middle English Prose Brut. Arthuriana. 2013; 23 (4) : 38-71.|
Elizabeth Bryan researches medieval Brut Chronicle narratives and their evolving interpretations, medieval and early modern palaeography and codicology, theories of authorship and textual production in manuscript cultures, and Early Middle English vernacularity. She has published Collaborative Meaning in Medieval Scribal Culture: The Otho Laȝamon (Michigan, 1999) and articles on Laȝamon and on historical reception of the Middle English Prose Brut.
"Astronomy Translated: Caput Draconis and the Pendragon Star in Geoffrey of Monmouth, Wace, and Laȝamon," Arthuriana. Special Issue on Laȝamon's Brut, ed. Kenneth Tiller. 26 (2016), 141-163.
"Ursula in the British History Tradition" in The Cult of St Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins. Ed. Jane Cartwright. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2016, pp. 119-142.
"Matthew Parker and the Middle English Prose Brut" in The Prose Brut and Other Late Medieval Chronicles: Books Have Their Histories: Essays in Honour of Lister M. Matheson. Eds. Jaclyn Rajsic, Erik Kooper, and Dominique Hoche. York: York Medieval Press, 2016, pp. 165-180.
"Deciphering the Brut: Lambeth Palace MS 6 and the Perils of Transmission," Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures. Special Issue: "Situating the Middle English Prose Brut," ed. Michelle R. Warren, 3.2 (2014), Johns Hopkins University Press, 257-283.
"Picturing Arthur in English History: Text and Image in the Middle English Prose Brut," Arthuriana, 23.4 (2013), 38-71.
“Laȝamon’s Brut and the Vernacular Text: Widening the Context,” in Reading Laȝamon’s Brut: Approaches and Explorations. Ed. Rosamund Allen, Jane Roberts and Carole Weinberg. DQR Studies in Literature Series 52. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2013, pp. 661-689.
"Rauner Codex MS 003183: The Beeleigh Abbey Brut at Dartmouth College," Journal of the Early Book Society, 12 (2009), 207-243
"Amazons and Ursulines," in Mindful Spirits in Late Medieval Literature: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth Kirk, ed. Bonnie Wheeler. New York: Palgrave, 2006, pp. 32-48
"Dialoguing Hands in MS Hatton 50: Reformation Readers of the Middle English Prose Brut," in Readers and Writers of the Prose Brut, ed. William Marx and Raluca Radulescu. Trivium 36 (Lampeter: University of Wales, 2006), 131-188
"The Afterlife of Armoriche," in La3amon: Contexts, Language, and Interpretation, ed. Rosamund Allen, Lucy Perry, and Jane Roberts. Kings College London Medieval Studies Series. London: Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, 2002, pp. 117-155
Arthuriana, "Theoretical Approaches to Lawman's Brut." Special Issue guest-edited by Elizabeth J. Bryan. Arthuriana ,10:2 (Summer 2000)
"Introduction" to Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur. The Modern Library Series. New York: Random House, 1999, pp. vii-xii
Collaborative Meaning in Medieval Scribal Culture: The Otho La3amon. Editorial Theory and Literary Criticism Series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999
"Sir Frederic Madden's Annotations on La3amon's Brut," in Orality and Literacy in Early Middle English, ed. Herbert Pilch. ScriptOralia series. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1996, pp. 21-69
"La3amon's Four Helens: Female Figurations of Nation in the Brut," Leeds Studies in English, New Series XXVI, 1995, 63-78
|1990||PhD||University of Pennsylvania|
|1981||MA||University of Pennsylvania|
|1975||BA||University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
Walter Cochrane Bronson Fellowship 1993-94
Modern Language Association
Medieval Academy of America
International Arthurian Society
International Laȝamon's Brut Society
Early Book Society
New Chaucer Society
|ENGL 0100D - Matters of Romance|
|ENGL 0150C - The Medieval King Arthur|
|ENGL 0300F - Beowulf to Aphra Behn: The Earliest British Literatures|
|ENGL 1310T - Chaucer|
|ENGL 1310V - Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales|
|ENGL 1360J - Middle English Literature|
|ENGL 1900Y - Medieval Manuscript Studies: Paleography, Codicology, and Interpretation|