In 2018 I retired after 32 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I edited the Journal of English and Germanic Philology for 22 years. I was Associate Head of the English Department from 1995 to 1997, and Director of the Program in Medieval Studies from 2011 to 2015, overseeing its reconfiguration as a Global Medieval program. In 2014 I was awarded the Medieval Academy of America CARA Excellence in Teaching Award and the UIUC Graduate Mentoring Award.


MA (1980) and PhD (1984), Cornell University

BA (1977), University of Alabama


Charles D. Wright’s Medieval Studies Bibliographies (ARC Humanities Press)

The Irish Tradition in Old English Literature, Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England 6 (Cambridge, 1993)

Manuscripts in Austria and Germany, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile 24 (Tempe AZ, 2015)

Three edited volumes, 50+ articles and book chapters.


Editions of The Apocalypse of Thomas and of Joca monachorum and related dialogues. Articles on the medieval transmission of biblical apocrypha and on Old English poetry and anonymous homilies.


Advisory Board, Sources of Old English and Anglo-Latin Literary Culture

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