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Watts, William

Associate Professor - English
Sociology & Criminology


Jordan Hall - 371C


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Chaucer, Medieval Literature, History of the English Language

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

  • Written articles and presented papers on Boethius, Chaucer, the Pearl-Poet, and the problem of genre in the Middle Ages.
  • Editor of Carmina Philosophiae: Journal of the International Boethius Society. Currently at work on an extended study of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Associate Professor - English



  • B.A. Carleton College
  • M.A., Ph.D. Boston University

Professional Credentials
At Butler since 1991. Head of the English department since 1999