Steven Justice
Chancellor's Professor of English
Department of English

Research Expertise and Interest

English, late medieval literature, medieval Latin, Chaucer, hagiography, Latin religious thought, literary criticism


Steven Justice received his PhD from Princeton in 1985 and has taught at Berkeley since 1987. He is interested in the forms of thought that shape and differentiate cultural enterprises like literature, philosophy, and religious practice, and in the forms of self-reflection built into each of them. His book Adam Usk's Secret will appear from the University of Pennsylvania Press in early 2015, and he is writing a book on medieval exegesis of the Song of Songs. Recent essays include “Literary History,” in Chaucer: Contemporary Approaches, ed. David Raybin and Susanna Fein (2010), 195–210; “Eucharistic Miracle and Eucharistic Doubt,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42 (2012): 307-32; “Chaucer’s History-Effect,” in Answerable Style: The Idea of the Literary in Medieval England, ed. Frank Grady and Andrew Galloway (2013), 169–94; “‘Shameless’: Augustine, After Augustine, and Way After Augustine,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 44 (2014): 17-43.


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