Department of English

University of Toronto

Scoville, Chester

Chester Scoville
Assistant Professor- Teaching Stream. Undergraduate Instructor (UTM).
UTM Office Phone: 905-828-3733
UTM Office Location: Erindale Hall 311C

Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Thursdays 1-4 p.m. or by appointment

Chester Scoville has been teaching at U of T since September 2000; currently he is an Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream), specializing in rhetoric, medieval literature, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. This year he is chairing the Active Learning Classrooms working group at UTM, as well as acting as one of the inaugural University of Toronto Teaching Fellows at the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation. His current research is focused on the use and development of active learning spaces and technologies into the literature classroom.



“The Digby Plays.” The Encyclopedia of Medieval British Literature.  Gen. Ed. Siân Echard and Robert Rouse. Forthcoming, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

“Scott Pilgrim v. the Megacity.” The Canadian Fantastic in Focus: New Perspectives. Ed. Allan Weiss. Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2015. 200-211.

“On Bombshells and Faulty Assumptions: What the Digby Conversion of Saint Paul Really Did with the Acts of the Apostles.” Bring furth the pageants: Essays in Early English Drama Presented to Alexandra F. Johnston, ed. David Klausner and Karen Sawyer Marsalek. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2007. 197-211.

Five articles: "The Hobbit," "The Road Goes Ever On," "Estate," "Leeds," "Whitby." The J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment, Gen ed. Michael Drout. London: Routledge, 2006.

“Pastoralia and Perfectibility in William Morris and J. R. R. Tolkien.” Tolkien’s Modern Middle Ages, ed. Jane Chance and Alfred Siewers. New York: Palgrave, 2005. 93-103.

“But owthir in frith or felde: The Rural in the York Cycle.” Comparative Drama 37 (2003): 175-187.

“The Hood and the Basket: Image and Word in the Digby Conversion of Saint Paul.” Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 41 (2002): 157-167.

“A Scribal Error in Towneley Play 28.” Notes and Queries 47 (2000): 298-299.


Ed., “Mary Magdalene,” “The Conversion of Saint Paul.”  The Broadview Anthology of Medieval Drama. Gen ed. Christina M. Fitzgerald and John T. Sebastian. Peterborough, ON: Broadview P, 2015. Web.

Saints and the Audience in Middle English Biblical Drama. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2004.

The York Cycle: An Edition for Modern Actors, ed. and trans. with Kimberley M. Yates, 1998.

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