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Stephen H.A. Shepherd - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Stephen H.A. Shepherd

Professor of English Literature | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


The primary focus of Stephen Shepherd's research is on the critical, codicological, and historical contexts of medieval English literature, especially romance and the work of William Langland. He has published essays on these topics in collections and in Archive and Medium Ævum. His honors include fellowships to the Huntington Library and the Bibliographical Society of America. He is the editor of the Early English Text Society edition of Turpines Story (Oxford University Press, 2004), and he has published three Norton Critical Editions: Middle English Romances (1995), Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur (2004), and, with Elizabeth Robertson, William Langland's Piers Plowman (2006).

Education (3)

University of Oxford: D.Phil., Postgraduate Studies 1988

Queen's University at Kingston: M.A., Graduate Studies 1984

Queen's University at Kingston: B.A., Undergraduate Studies 1983

Areas of Expertise (3)

Middle English

English Literature

Arthurian Works

Media Appearances (1)

Southern California universities acquire rare religious texts

Los Angeles Times  online


Five fragments of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls are in the collection of Azusa Pacific. Loyola Marymount is displaying a leaf from one of the original Gutenberg Bibles from the 1450s.

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