I’m Associate Professor of English at Rhode Island College, with expertise in Old English, the transmission of the Bible and apocrypha, digital humanities, media studies, and the history of the book. Most of my interests in research and teaching encompass what might be called transmission studies: the afterlives of texts, including circulation, translations, adaptations, and re-presentations in various cultures and media.

My first book, Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2018, and my second book, The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew and the Nativity of Mary, was published by Cascade Books in 2019.

I also love Star Wars. I’ve recently collaborated with Dot Porter at the University of Pennsylvania on a series of videos titled Sacred Texts: Codices Far, Far Away–all about the connections between Star Wars and medieval manuscripts. You can see more about the series here, and you can find the playlist for the videos here.

In my future plans, I want to continue to examine the role of apocrypha in the Middle Ages, as well as the intersections between old media in the medieval world and new media in our own society. As I explore these themes, I hope to engage others in thinking about these subjects in my scholarship, teaching, and writing for the public.

In these pursuits, I am involved in the boards of both the Sources of Old English and Anglo-Latin Literary Culture project (SOEALLC) and the North American Society for the Study of Apocrypha (NASSCAL).

You can read a bit more about me personally from a few of my posts on this site, including this one about my education and how I became a medievalist and this one about how my personal life intersects with my professional interests.


  1. Dear Sir,
    I am a Japanese academic, amglo-saxonist, working on Wulfstan’s homilies, though for the past several years not publishing any article being occupied with university works and private matters.
    I have one article on the archbishop’s “Antichrist”, which has been left for 5 years untouched, nearly written-up but not finished. In order to finish that up, I truely would like to have an opportunity, if ever possible, to read your PhD Dissertation; yet, I know it is unavailable online until 2024.
    Would there be any chance for me to get hold of a copy of your dissertaion??
    I understand that this is an impudent request, but I cannot go without asking you if I could have any chance.
    I would be most grateful if you could most kindly tell me my chance.
    Yours Sincerely,

  2. David Milman · · Reply

    Brandon-The churches round Lewis priory in Sussex have wall paintings. that at Hardham has a wall painting of the idols falling and can be seen online at the church website.

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