Bill Burgwinkle

Medieval Studies (UK)

Bill Burgwinkle is a specialist in Medieval French and Occitan literature, gender and sexuality, and critical theory.  He received his PhD from Stanford University and was a Professor of French at the University of Hawai'i before taking up his current post at the University of Cambridge in the UK in 2000. His current research interests lie in comparative medieval literature (French, Occitan, Italian & Catalan), Occitan networking and biography, the interplay between history and literature, theories of sexuality and the body, queer theory, film and the visual arts. His most recent book is Medieval Francophone Literary Culture outside France (co-authored) was published by Oxford University Press in 2020 and he is currently working on a book on Queer Theory and the Troubadours.