Kipling, Gordon L.
B.A. Beloit College, 1965; M.A. University of Chicago, 1966; Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1971.
Medieval and Tudor Drama, especially Forms of Theatrical Spectacle; Shakespeare; Chaucer.
Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998); Theatre as Subject and Object in Fouquet's Martyrdom of St. Apollonia, Medieval English Theatre (1997), 26-80; Editor. The Receyt of the Ladie Kateryne (1990); The Triumph of Honour: Burgundian Origins of the Tudor Renaissance, and "Lydgate: The Poet as Deviser," in Chaucer and the Challenges of Medievalism: Studies in Honor of H. A. Kelly, ed. Donka Minkova and Theresa Tinkle, (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2003), 73-101.
Professor Kipling's teaching and research interests range from the period of Chaucer to that of Shakespeare. He has published widely on the literature and culture of late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, particularly on topics concerned with the period's various forms of theatre, performance, and spectacle. His most recent book, Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998), won both the Otto Gründler Prize for Medieval Studies and the David Bevington Prize for Early Drama Studies. His earlier books include The Triumph of Honour: Burgundian Origins of the Elizabethan Renaissance (The Hague: 1977) and The Receyt of the Ladie Kateryne, EETS os 296 (London, 1990). Professor Kipling has been a Guggenheim fellow (1980), an NEH fellow (1973 and 1989), and a Fulbright Research Fellow (1990).