Forthcoming: Reading Shakespeare (Red Globe Pressm 2019), 2nd edition

The Wanderer and other Old-English Poems (Folio Society, 2018)

Medievalism (Paperback, Yale University Press, 2017)

A History of English Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000), 3rd edition 2013

Reading Shakespeare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Geoffrey Chaucer (Scala Publishers, July 16, 2012)

Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England (Yale University Press, 2007)

The Earliest English Poems (Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, 1966), University of California facing-text edition, 1970; New edition, The First Poems in English, Penguin 2008

Beowulf: A Verse Translation with introduction and notes (Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, 1973. Revised edition, 2001)

The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment. A glossed text. (London: Penguin, 1996)

Sons of Ezra (co-edited with James McGonigal; Rodopi, 1995)

The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound (London: Faber, 1979) University of California Press, 1980. Revised edition, Edinburgh University Press, 1998

A History of Old English Literature (London: Macmillan; New York: Schocken, 1983, 1986) (Third revised edition, Broadview, Canada, 2001)

Old English Riddles from the Exeter Book. Verse translations. (London: Anvil Press Poetry, 1980, 1982, 1984. Revised edition, 2007)

Twelve Poems (London: Agenda Editions, 1978)

Beowulf: A Glossed Text (Penguin English Poets, 1995. Revised edition, 2000)

The Canterbury Tales: The Illustrated Prologue (London: Scala Books, 1996, 1998)

The Macmillan Anthologies of English Literature (5 volumes, joint General Editor with A N Jeffares; Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989). Volume editor of Vol 1, The Middle Ages, with Felicity Riddy

A History of English Literature
 Reading Shakespeare
 Geoffrey Chaucer
 Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England
 Beowulf: A Verse Translation
 Beowulf: A Glossed Text
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Prof Michael Alexander

Education and Experience

Michael Alexander, formerly Berry Professor, is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews. Educated at Downside and the Universities of Oxford, Perugia and Princeton, Michael's interests are chiefly in English poetry, medieval and modern; translation; and literary history. His most recent books are The First Poems in English, verse translations from Old English (Penguin Classics, 2008), Geoffrey Chaucer, an illustrated life (Scala, 2012), Reading Shakespeare, an introduction (Palgrave Macmillan 2013, Red Globe Press 2019) and a third edition of A History of English Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), which has a new chapter on modern fiction.  His Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England (Yale U P, 2007) was reissued in an updated paperback edition in 2017.