Andrew Albin's publications include articles on the Chester shepherds' play in Early Theatre and on Chaucer's Prioress's Tale in The Chaucer Review. He is currently preparing the first English translation of fourteenth-century English mystic Richard Rolle's alliterative mystical treatise, Melos amoris. Professor Albin's research in the vanguard field of aural and sound culture studies amplifies the sonorous past by drawing on late medieval literature, philosophy, music, and material culture to explore the construction of meaning around historical experiences of sound. His work has been recognized by the Medieval Academy of America and earned a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. He has taught broadly in such topics as medieval literature, theater, and culture, early modern theater, historical and contemporary medievalism, music and literature, and cultural studies. Professor Albin has also collaborated in the creation of musical works that have been performed across the United States. A recording of his song cycle with composer Tim Nelson, Songs of the Fisherman, is forthcoming on Albany Records.
Areas of Interest
Late medieval English literature, theater, and culture; early modern theater; aural and sound culture studies; music and literature; history of the senses and the body; history of the book
and reading practices; performance and cultural theory