Constance B. Hieatt



Professor Emeritus


English Department


University of Western Ontario


Constance B.Hieatt earned her B.A. and M.A. from Hunter College, CUNY, and her PhD from Yale. She taught as several colleges and universities in the New York City area before moving to Canada, where she taught at the University of Western Ontario for 25 years before retiring in 1993. She has published more than 100 scholarly articles and is author or coauthor of 26 books; her best known book is the Bantam Classic edition of The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer. The area on which she has concentrated since her retirement from teaching is medieval food. Her works in this field include Pleyn Delit: Medieval Cookery for Modern Cooks, Curye on Inglysch (an EETS edition), and the Concordance of English Recipes: Thirteenth Through Fifteenth Centuries. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and is listed in Who's Who in America and other reference works.