Sylvia Federico: Publications


The Classicist Writings of Thomas Walsingham: ‘Worldly Cares’ at St Albans Abbey in the Fourteenth Century (York Medieval Press, Boydell & Brewer, 2016).

New Troy: Fantasies of Empire in the Late Middle Ages (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003).

The Post-Historical Middle Ages, ed. Elizabeth Scala and Sylvia Federico (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).


“Chronicles and Literary Form,” Middle English Literature: Criticism and Debate, eds. Holly Crocker and D. Vance Smith (Routledge, 2014), pp. 17-26.

“Two Troy Books: The Political Classicism of Walsingham’s Ditis ditatus and Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 35 (2013): 137-177.

“Chaucer’s Matter of Spain,” Chaucer Review 45.3 (2010): 299-320.

“Queer Times: Richard II in the Poems and Chronicles of Late Fourteenth-Century England,” Medium Aevum 79.1 (2010): 25-46.

“Chaucer and the Masculinity of Historicism,” Medieval Feminist Forum 43 (2007): 71- 76.

Book review of Chaucer and the City, ed. Ardis Butterfield, Studies in the Age of Chaucer 29 (2007): 470-473.

“The Place of Chivalry in the New Trojan Court: Gawain, Troilus, and Richard II,” Place, Space, and Landscape in Medieval Narrative, ed. Laura Howes (University of Tennessee Press, 2007), pp. 171-180.

“New Historicism,” Chaucer: An Oxford Guide, ed. Steve Ellis (Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 416-431.

“Shifting Horizons of Expectation: The Late Medieval Family,” Love, Marriage, and Family Ties in the Middle Ages, eds. Isabel Davis et al. (Brepols, 2003), pp. 121-128.

“The Imaginary Society: Women in 1381,” Journal of British Studies 40.2 (April 2001): 159-183.

“The Chivalry of Richard II: 1381 and 1399,” The Reign of Richard II: Proceedings of the York Centre for Medieval Studies Colloquium on the 600th Anniversary of the Deposition of Richard II, ed. Gwilym Dodd (Tempus, 2000), pp. 51-56.

“Chaucer’s Utopian Troy Book: Alternatives to Historiography in Troilus and Criseyde,” Exemplaria 11.1 (1999): 79-106.

“A Fourteenth-Century Erotics of Politics: London as a Feminine New Troy,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 19 (1997): 121-155.

“Transgressive Teaching and the Censorship of Women in a Fifteenth-Century Vision of Purgatory,” Mystics Quarterly 21 (1995): 59-67.