Early Medieval Literature (espec. Old English), paleography and manuscript studies, history of text technologies, digital editing, phenomenology of the book
I teach and study the entire Medieval and Early Renaissance periods, but I specialize in Early Medieval Literature with a focus in Early Medieval England, medieval manuscripts, and a little Late Antiquity for good measure. My areas of interest for teaching and research purposes include (but often wander outside of): Early English codicology; Old English language and literature; memory studies; LA/medieval cultural geography, cosmography, and travel narratives; LA, medieval, and Early Modern ethnography and exploration; early Latin saint’s lives; Latin texts in English translation; monsters and teratology; Chaucerian dream poems; Renaissance poetry; and Ancient to modern drama. My current research interests include the textual and codicological history of the Beowulf-Manuscript (London, BL Cotton Vitellius A.xv, part 2), the earliest Latin St. Christopher legend, and the OE and Latin versions of Orosius’ History against the Pagans.
Medieval and Early Modern Literature
Medieval literature, Chaucer, theology and literature, early Irish poetry, medieval history, manuscript studies, modern medievalisms, history of literary criticism, historical linguistics
Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literatures and Cultures, Comparative Literature, History of Cartography
medieval literature and culture, Puritan seventeenth century literature and culture, history, medieval and early modern English, literature and religion, literature and law, anthropology and sociology in literature, fencing
Old English language and literature Middle English language and literature Alfred the Great and his circle translation studies medieval geography medieval cosmology early medieval curiosity and wonder
Late Medieval & Early Modern Mediterranean Literature. Iberian Theater and Diplomacy.
Early modern literature
Conversational exchanges in early modern England, digital editorial practices & pedagogy, bridging the medieval/English Renaissance divide, intersections of classical, late medieval, and early modern literature, Shakespeare & Co., and 18th Centry Bardolatry.