Kara Gaston

Kara Gaston

Assistant Professor
416 208-2235


Wednesday, 10-12.


Kara Gaston’s research focuses on Medieval English and Italian literature, giving special attention to poetry and poetics, form and aesthetics, translation, adaptation, and material textuality. She is working on her first book, Chaucer’s Italy, which explores Chaucer’s reception of Italian literature, including works by Boccaccio, Dante, and Petrarch. A second book project, Writing the Stars, focuses on medieval astronomy and poetry. Her publications appear, or will soon appear, in venues including Chaucer Review, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Le tre corone, and PMLA.

Research Interests: 

Medieval Literature, Translation, Form, Formalism, Science and Literature, Manuscript Studies, Reception Studies