Matthew Day

Dr. Matthew Day earned his D. Phil. in 2019 at Merton College, University of Oxford with a dissertation entitled “Reception of Virgil in England and Scotland c. 1400-1500: Manuscripts, Editions, Translations.” In July 2018 he read a paper “Metrical Study and Classicising Style in the Works of John Seward” at the New Chaucer Society Congress held in Toronto. He has a forthcoming entry in The Chaucer Encyclopedia, “Valerius Maximus.” As a Mellon Post-Doc Research Fellow, Dr. Day will begin work on a monograph on the early history of translating classical authors into English, taking Chaucer’s Boethius (c. 1380) and the Earl of Surrey’s Virgil (c. 1543) as the temporal boundaries for his study.

  • 2020–2021 - Mellon Fellows

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