Kaufman, Alexander

TitleProfessor/ Bachelor of Liberal Arts Coordinator and Adviser
DepartmentEnglish & Philosophy
OfficeEnglish and Philosophy
Office HoursFall 2014:Tuesday and Thursdays, 12:00-3:00 and by appointment
Office Location215 Liberal Arts


Alexander L. Kaufman specializes in late-medieval British literature. His research and teaching interests include Robin Hood, historical literature, the chronicle tradition, medieval outlaws, Chaucer, and Arthuriana. He is the author of The Historical Literature of the Jack Cade Rebellion (2009) and is the editor of British Outlaws of Literature and History: Essays on Medieval and Early Modern Figures from Robin Hood to Twm Shon Catty (2011). Along with Lesley A. Coote, he is the co-editor of a book series for Ashgate Publishing, “Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture.”

He is currently co-editing a volume of essays, “Goode myrth ye shall here”: Telling Tales and Crafting Books, Essays in Honor of Thomas H. Ohlgren, and he is preparing a new edition of The Great Chronicle of London for the TEAMS Middle English Texts Series.


EducationPh.D., English, Purdue University, 2006
M.A., English, Purdue University, 2001
B.S.E. English and Social Studies, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 1999