Hannah M. Weaver

Hannah M. Weaver

Research Interests

B.A., Boston University, 2009; M.A., University of Toronto, 2014; Ph.D (Romance Languages) Harvard, 2019. 

Hannah Weaver teaches and writes about the literature of medieval Europe, particularly the regions now known as England and France. Her first monograph, Experimental Histories: Interpolation and the Medieval British Past (Cornell, 2024) argues that interpolation is the signature form of medieval British historiography and a vehicle of historical theory. Her articles about everything from time in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to the treachery of incomprehensible English to the relationship of genre to purgatory have appeared or are forthcoming in in ELH, New Literary History, New Medieval Literatures, JMEMS, and Viator, among other venues.

She is now at work on a geographically wide-ranging second monograph about the medieval impulse of reduplicative translation and what it can tell us about the vernacular and literary aesthetics.

To see her CV, visit https://hannahweaver.hcommons.org/.