Stefan Vander Elst, PhD

Stefan Vander Elst
Phone: (619) 260-2946
Office: Founders Hall 173C

Associate Professor, English

  • PhD, Princeton University (2006)

Dr. Vander Elst received his PhD from Princeton University in 2006. Following a Mellon post-doctoral fellowship at the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, Dr. Vander Elst began teaching at USD in 2009. He specializes in Middle English literature, especially Chaucer and fourteenth-century English romance, literature, rhetoric, and propaganda of the later crusades, and literary representations of medieval politics.

Scholarly Work

“‘Tu es pélérin en la sainte cité’: Chaucer’s Knight and Philippe de Mézières.” Studies in Philology 106:4 (Fall 2009), 379-401.