Long 18th-Century Literature and Culture
English Romanticism, African Poetry
Literary Theory, Intertextual Studies in Literature, ICT and Literature
I am Pro Vice-Chancellor : Academic & Research at the International University of Management in Windhoek, Namibia. My interests include those listed here and I publish largely in English and African Literatures.
…ur Heart and Do Not Say It Was a Mistake: Qoheleth’s Allusions to Numbers 15 and the Story of the Spies.” Pages 15–27 in Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually. Edited by Katharine Dell and Will Kynes. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 587. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.
“Intertextuality: Method and Theory in Job and Psalm 119.” Pages 201–13 in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton. Edited by Katharine J. Dell and Paul M. Joyce. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
“Job and Isaiah 40–55: Intertextualities in Dialogue.” Pages…
I am currently Associate Professor in Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) at Samford University. My research on the Hebrew Bible focuses on the interconnections between two large themes, wisdom and suffering, and two literary features, intertextuality and genre.
…Book project: Chaucer’s Italian Poetics of Intertextuality and Erasure…
I am an Assistant Professor of English at Texas State University. I work on Chaucer’s reception of his Italian and classical sources, with a focus on how popular stories are translated and retold across national and temporal boundaries. I teach Chaucer at the graduate and undergraduate level, and also offer courses on Dante and Boccaccio in translation. My book project, Chaucer’s Italian Poetics of Intertextuality and Erasure, argues that Chaucer relies on Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio for their strategies of artful intertextuality: the very ways these authors not only promote but also mistranslate and erase the writings of their predecessors. By looking beyond Chaucer’s immediate literary models and considering how these authors themselves use and translate their sources, my work develops new ways of talking about a perennially difficult question, namely, how we codify literary influence in situations that lack overt textual borrowings.
…PhD Classics (2017), National University of Ireland Galway (‘Conceptualisations of the sea in early medieval Hiberno-Latin and Latinate literature: studies in intertextuality and innovation’)
MA Medieval Studies (2008), National University of Ireland Galway…
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher on Dr Jacopo Bisagni’s Ireland and Carolingian Brittany IRC Laureate project, working on biblical exegesis in early medieval Brittany. https://mooreinstitute.ie/projects/ireland-and-carolingian-brittany-texts-and-transmission/ Previous to this I held a two-year IRC postdoctoral fellowship (2017–2019), under the mentorship of Dr Anthony Harvey at the Dictionary of Medieval Latin for Celtic Sources, RIA, Dublin. My project was ‘Intertextuality in early medieval exegesis: the composition and reception of the commentary on Exodus in In Pentateuchum Commentarii’. It employed a detailed textual and intertextual investigation of this text to investigate three aspects of it that have a wider significance to the field of early medieval studies: • the manipulation and adaptation of Late Antique and patristic sources by early medieval authors seeking to communicate with new readers in new cultural contexts. • the reception of early medieval compositions and their exegesis in a wide range of literary genres. • the role of Irish scholar-authors in this dynamic literary tradition. My completed my PhD in Classics at NUI Galway (2017), supervised by Professor Michael Clarke. My thesis was entitled ‘Conceptualisations of the sea in early medieval Hiberno-Latin and Latinate literature: studies in intertextuality and innovation’. My research consisted of case studies that explore the interrelation between Irish, Insular and continental texts in the seventh to the ninth centuries through the thematic focus of the sea and its varied range of literary conceptualisations.
I am here to collaboratively envision the future of politics, sociology, and intellectual collaboration. I’m seeking an alliance of minds between technologists working in the Web3 space and radical intellectuals who are ready to challenge the status quo on every front. Working as a community we can grasp the possibility of a new media technology that has the potential to instantiate collective intelligence and empower the world community to radicalize democracy by formalizing our beliefs and political will within a collaborative, intertextual framework.
My research interests are strongly focused upon the development of Freemasonry in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Current work is focused on the careful reading of early Masonic literature, with special attention to intertextuality, thematic progression, and ritualistic praxis. Currently, I edit two Masonic periodicals. One, Philalethes: The Journal of Masonic Research and Letters, is the oldest independent Masonic publication in North America. Established in 1946, Philalethes is now printed quarterly. The other is a literary anthology called Ahiman: A Review of Masonic Culture & Tradition. The first volume of Ahiman was printed in 2010. This collection maintains a high scholarly standard but is not formally an academic journal.