Alan Lupack

Alan Lupack

  • Emeritus Director of the Rossell Hope Robbins Library and the Koller-Collins Graduate English Center

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Office Location
416 Rush Rhees Library
(585) 275-0110

Research Overview

Alan Lupack is interested in all aspects of the Arthurian legends, from their medieval origins to their modern manifestations in literature and culture, including the ways in which the legends have been adapted in America, their appearances in and influences on popular culture, and the development of Arthurian traditions.

Research Interests

  • Arthurian studies
  • Middle English literature
  • medievalism

Selected Publications

  • The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend, Oxford 2005
  • King Arthur in America (co-authored), D. S. Brewer 1999
  • The Dream of Camelot (poems), Green Chapel Press 1990


  • The Camelot Project, 1995-Present
  • Lancelot of the Laik and Sir Tristrem, Medieval Institute Publications 1994
  • Three Middle English Charlemagne Romances, Medieval Institute Publications 1990
  • New Directions in Arthurian Studies, D. S. Brewer 2002
  • Arthurian Literature by Women (co-edited), Garland 1999
  • Modern Arthurian Literature, Garland 1992
  • Arthurian Drama: An Anthology, Garland 1990
  • "Arthur, the Greatest King": An Anthology of Modern Arthurian Poetry, Garland 1988


  • Courses in Malory, the Arthurian tradition, modern Arthurian literature, King Arthur in America; research internships for The Camelot Project


  • Associate Editor, TEAMS Middle English Texts Series, 1995-present
  • President of the International Arthurian Society, North American Branch, 1999-2001
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Arthuriana
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the Palgrave/Macmillan series Studies in Arthurian and Courtly Cultures
  • Editor of The Round Table: A Journal of Poetry and Fiction, 1984-93
  • Editor of Avalon to Camelot (a journal of Arthurian studies), September 1986-89