Office Address: Coulter 410
Brian Gastle specializes in Medieval British literature, especially mercantile and
business rhetoric in medieval authors such as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, and Margery
Kempe; he was the 2017-2018 recipient of WCU’s University Scholar Award. Dr. Gastle
teaches a variety of courses in English literature, professional writing, research
methods, and in WCU’s liberal studies program. Since coming to WCU in 1998, he has
served as Department Head in English, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, and Provost
Fellow, and he has been active in assessment and accreditation activities across campus.
- Ph.D. in English Language and Literature (Medieval Lit), University of Delaware, 1998
- M.A. in English language and Literature, University of Delaware, 1991
- B.A. in English Language and Literature, SUNY Buffalo, 1989
- 2018: Co-Editor of Volume. Gastle, Brian, and Erick Kelemen, eds. Later Middle English
Literature, Materiality, and Culture: Essays in Honor of James M. Dean. University
of Delaware Press.
- 2018: Chapter in Edited Volume. Gastle, Brian. “The Need for Economy in Gower’s Confessio
Amantis.” Money, Commerce, and Economics in Late Medieval English Literature, edited
by Craig Bertolet and Robert Epstein, The New Middle Ages Series, Palgrave, 2018,
- 2017: Co-Editor of Volume. Saez-Hidalgo, Ana, Brian Gastle, and R.F. Yeager, eds.
The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower. Routledge
- 2017: Chapter in Edited Volume. Gastle, Brian. “‘The Lucre of Marchandie’: Poet, Patron,
and Payment in Gower’s Confessio Amantis.” John Gower: Others and the Self, edited
by Russell A. Peck and R.F. Yeager, Boydell & Brewer, 2017, pp. 283-294.
- 2014: Chapter in Edited Volume. Gastle, Brian. “Using Beowulf to Teach Argumentation.”
Teaching Beowulf in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Howell Chickering, et. al.,
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2014, pp. 121-29.
- 2012: Co-Editor of Volume. Filardo-Llamas, Laura, Brian Gastle, and Marta Gutiérrez
Rodríguez, eds. Gower in Context(s): Scribal, Linguistic, Literary and Socio-historical
Readings. Universidad Valladolid.
- 2011: Co-Editor of Volume. Yeager, R. F. and Brian Gastle. MLA Approaches to Teaching
the Poetry of John Gower. Modern Languages Association.
- 2010: Chapter in Edited Volume. Gastle, Brian. “Gower’s Business: Artistic Production
of Cultural Capital and the Tale of Florent.” John Gower, Trilingual Poet: Language,
Translation, & Tradition, edited by Elisabeth Dutton, John Hines, and RF Yeager, Westfield
Medieval Studies, Boydell & Brewer, 2010, pp. 182-95.