Resource review—Dr. Seth Lerer
Dr. Lerer is undoubtedly one of the
outstanding English language authorities of our time and a
superb lecturer with an easy mastery of his subject matter.
—Contributed by ETAF
He speaks Old and Middle English "like a native." Each
of his lectures
is entertaining yet clear, logical, and packed with content.
His delivery is a
performance. If you can't enroll in one of his
courses at Stanford, don't miss his recorded lectures from
The Teaching Company. You'll be
delighted as well as informed.
Special Interests: Old and Middle English
literature; Early Tudor literary culture; medieval and
modern literary theory; textual criticism and the history of
scholarship; children's literature. Numerous awards and
- Visit Dr. Lerer's personal web site at Stanford University.
His web site includes a bio:
lecture courses by Dr. Lerer are available on
VHS tape and DVD through one of his publishers,
The Teaching Company. Read about them
at The Teaching Company web site:
History of the English Language:
Life and Writings of Geoffrey Chaucer:
Life and Writings of John Milton
- See a
complete list of Dr. Lerer's courses:
- See Dr. Lerer's biography at The Teaching Company:
the teaching company
- See Electricka's Resource Review on The Teaching Company:
Dr. Lerer's books and his courses on DVD and video tape are
available through the
ETAF-Amazon Association. His courses are available on DVD at The Teaching Company web site.
Lerer's courses come in audio (CD) and video (DVD or VHS formats). They
are listed for sale at Amazon.com on a catch-as-catch-can basis. Your best
bet for finding courses for sale there is to search for Seth Lerer
with the Amazon search engine. You'l find a description of his
the English Language course below.
Dr. Lerer is a prolific and authoritative writer. Many of his works are
for sale from Amazon or through Amazon from affiliates. Because so many of
his books are in print, we show only a partial listing of his books below.
Among his many accomplishments, Professor Lerer is a lover of language
in all its many facets, a Chaucer scholar, an expert on the history and
evolution of the English language, a lover of children's literature, a
Milton and Elizabethan literature specialist, and an expert on academic
scholarship itself. Except for Milton and Victorian English, you'll find
books on all these subjects listed below.
Inventing English: A Portable history of the Language, is a
must-read for anyone interested in that subject. It's a fascinating,
easy-to-read history that traces how much of today's English came to be
the way it is.
Search for more of his publications at the Amazon web site.