Biography

I taught early modern / Renaissance literature at the University of Liverpool (2002-06), late medieval literature at the University of Manchester (2006-07) and both medieval and early modern literature at Liverpool Hope University  (2008-13) prior to joining UEA in 2013. I am a member of the Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS) and editor of the SRS Bulletin, a member of the New Chaucer Society, and a member of the Boydell and Brewer Chaucer Studies series Editorial Board. My research interests are in late medieval and early modern poetry, with a particular emphasis on Anglo-Italian literary and cultural interrelationships. Get in touch if you are interested in Chaucer, the tre corone (Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio), Sir Thomas Wyatt, the fifteenth-century poet John Lydgate, or the sixteenth-century satirist Pietro Aretino, whose biography I am writing. 

All Publications

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Rossiter, W.

(2018)

Literature and Diplomacy,

in The Encyclopedia of Diplomacy.

Wiley

ISBN 978-1-118-88791-2

Full Text

(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)

(Published)


Rossiter, W.

(2015)

What Wyatt Really Did to Aretino's Sette Salmi,

in Renaissance Studies

29

(4)

pp. 595-614

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rossiter, W.

(2015)

Chaucer Joins the Schiera: The House of Fame, Italy and the Determination of Posterity,

in Chaucer and Fame : Reputation and Reception.

D. S. Brewer

pp. 21

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Rossiter, W.

(2014)

Wyatt Abroad: Tudor Diplomacy and the Translation of Power,

Boydell & Brewer

ISBN 9781843843887

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Rossiter, W.

(2014)

Transgression in potentia: Translatio and Imitatio in the Poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt,

in Transmission and Transgression : Cultural challenges in early modern England .

Presses Universitaires de Provence

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Rossiter, W.

(2013)

SUSAN BRIGDEN. Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest.,

in Review of English Studies

64

(267)

pp. 885-887

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Rossiter, W. (ed.), Powell, J. (ed.)

(2013)

Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare,

Ashgate

ISBN 9781409430209

Full Text UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Rossiter, W.

(2013)

In Spayne: Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Poetics of Embassy,

in Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare.

Ashgate

pp. 101-20

ISBN 9781409430209

UEA Repository

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Rossiter, W.

(2013)

"The light so in my face/Bigan to smyte": Illuminating Lydgate's Temple of Glas,

in On Light: Some Medieval Aspects and Approaches.

Society for the Study of Medieval Language and Literature

pp. 45-62

Full Text UEA Repository

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Rossiter, W.

(2013)

Chaucer, Boccaccio and Petrarch: Intralingual and Interlingual Translatio,

in British Academy Anglo-Italian Transactions: Translations and Travels.

Rodopi

UEA Repository

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Brie, S. (ed.), Rossiter, W. (ed.)

(2010)

Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight,

Cambridge Scholars

Full Text UEA Repository

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Rossiter, W.

(2010)

Literature, History and the Moral High Ground: The Ethics of Renaissance Humanism,

in Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight.

Cambridge Scholars

pp. 31-52

ISBN 978-1-4438-2288-6

UEA Repository

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Rossiter, W.

(2010)

"Amydde the see" ("in alto mar"): Chaucer, Petrarch and the Poetics of Exile,

in Exiles, Emigrés and Intermediaries: Anglo-Italian Cultural Transactions : Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen & Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft.

Editions Rodopi B.V

pp. 23-45

ISBN 978-9042030688

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Rossiter, W.

(2010)

"Disgraces the name and patronage of his master Chaucer": Echoes and Reflections in Lydgate's Courtly Poetry,

in Standing in the Shadow of the Master: Chaucerian Influences and Interpretations.

Cambridge Scholars

pp. 2-27

ISBN 978-1-4438-1958-9

UEA Repository

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Rossiter, W.

(2010)

Chaucer and Petrarch,

Boydell & Brewer

ISBN 9781843842156

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Rossiter, W.

(2009)

'I know where is an hynde': Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Transformation of Actaeon,

in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' in English Poetry.

Universitätsverlag-Winter

pp. 69-88

ISBN 978-3825355203, 3825355209

UEA Repository

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Rossiter, W.

(2008)

'To Grisilde agayn wol I me dresse': Readdressing The Clerk's Tale,

in The Canterbury Tales Revisited: 21st Century Interpretations.

Cambridge Scholars

pp. 166-93

ISBN 978-1847186133

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Rossiter, W.

(2008)

Thomas Wyatt: 'Farewell Love'; 'I find no peace'; 'The pillar perished is'; 'Vulcan begat me',

in The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600.

Facts on File

ISBN 978-0816063604

(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)

(Published)


Rossiter, W.

(2008)

Translation of Allegory or Allegory of Translation? Petrarch's Redressing of Boccaccio's Griselda,

in On Allegory: Some Medieval Aspects and Approaches.

Cambridge Scholars

pp. 155-81

ISBN 978-1847184009

UEA Repository

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Rossiter, W.

(2008)

"I am happy, worried and tired": Successful Explorations of Learning and Teaching in English Literature,

in PRIME

4

(1)

pp. 101-7

Full Text UEA Repository

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Administrative Posts

I am the Research Director for LDC (2015-present), having previously been the Director of the Creative-Critical PhD, and the School's Research Ethics officer.