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Prof. Siân Echard, Ph.D.

University of British Columbia

The Language of Reproduction: Reflections on the Process of Fac-similie


Siân Echard completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University at Kingston in 1984. She completed her MA and PhD at the Centre for Medieval studies at the University of Toronto in 1990, and then took up a position in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, where she is now Professor of English.

Her research interests include Anglo Latin literature, Authurian literature, John Gower, and manuscript studies. She is particularly interested in how the presentation of text– on the page, in the archive, in a digital world– affects how text is received and discussed. Her most recent book, Printing the Middle Ages (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), is focussed on post-medieval printings of medieval texts. She holds a UBC Killam Research Prize for 1998, a UBC Killam Teaching Prize for 2001, and was named a Distinguished University Scholar in 2004.




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