Author Archives: Brandon W. Hawk

Forthcoming: “The Fifteen Signs before Judgment in Anglo-Saxon England: A Reassessment”

My article on “The Fifteen Signs before Judgment in Anglo-Saxon England: A Reassessment” is set to appear in JEGP later this year, after several years of working on the piece on and off. As I’ve mentioned before, the Fifteen Signs legend fascinates me, and I’ve revisited it at different times since I first came across it in graduate school. This […]

CFP: Decolonizing (Medieval) Historiography

Call for papers: Panel and Roundtable at the North American Conference on British Studies, Providence, Rhode Island, October 25-28, 2018 Decolonizing (Medieval) Historiography Since before Albion was folded into Journal of British Studies, scholars of Britain’s medieval past have struggled to find a place within the field of British Studies. Surely our time has come. […]

Antichrist in HEL

This semester I’m teaching a History of the English Language course, and it’s offering no end to delights in my life. I taught a HEL course only once before, as a two-semester grad seminar, with about 10 students. My course this semester is a 400-level undergraduate class with 22 students. So this time around is […]

Opening Access in Medieval Studies

The recent launch of Parker Library on the Web to the public via a new platform signals big news for medieval studies at the start of 2018. This 10th-anniversary upgrade to 2.0 brings with it compatibility with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and a Creative-Commons Non-Commercial License, so images and other data are available to use and download for […]

The Last Jedi Scriptures and Medieval Manuscripts

Since seeing Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, I can’t stop thinking about the books we see in the Jedi library on Ahch-To. To be honest, my mind was already going before seeing the movie, since the books stood out in the trailer. I wrote about them over on Forces of Geek based on what we see […]

More New Testament Apocrypha and Medieval Studies

A little more than a week ago, the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature was held in Boston (November 18-21), and I’ve seen several posts in the last week about it. I’ve never been to the SBL, but I follow the conference and hope to attend at some point because of my continued […]

Bonus Round: “Medieval” Games on Steam

This post is meant as a follow-up to my previous thoughts about medievalists telling medieval stories. In that piece, I begin by considering a video game and end with reflections on the larger implications for storytelling about the Middle Ages. After writing it, I got to thinking about other medieval video games, so decided to […]