Derek Pearsall is a prominent medievalist and Chaucerian who has written and published widely on Chaucer, Langland, Gower, manuscript studies, and medieval history and culture.

He is the Co-director, Emeritus, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York; Gurney Professor of English Literature, Emeritus, Harvard University.[1][2] He earned a B.A. in 1951 and an M.A. in 1952 from the University of Birmingham (UK).


  1. ^ "People". Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  2. ^ Aers, David (ed). Medieval Literature and Historical Inquiry: Essays in Honor of Derek Pearsall. Cambridge: Brewer, 2000.Google books

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