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Education

Ph.D., Medieval Studies, University of Connecticut, 2014.

Certificate, First Summer School on Christian Apocryphal Literature, Université de Strasbourg, June 24-27, 2012.

M.A., Medieval Studies, University of Connecticut, 2009.

B.A., English, Houghton College, 2007.

Professional History

Assistant Professor, English Department, Rhode Island College, 2015-Present.

Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Tennessee, 2014-2015.

Graduate Assistant and Instructor, Medieval Studies Program and Department of English, University of Connecticut, 2007-2014.

Books

The Gospel of Pseudo-MatthewEarly Christian Apocrypha Series (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, forthcoming 2018).

Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon EnglandToronto Anglo-Saxon Series 30 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018).

Invited Contributions

“Pseudo-Bede,” forthcoming in the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture series (Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP).

“The Life of Judas,” with Mari Mamyan, forthcoming in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, Volume 2, ed. Tony Burke and Brent Landau (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans).

“‘Omnis piger propheta est’: An Apocryphal Medieval Proverb,” The Embroidered Bible: Studies in Biblical Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in Honour of Michael E. Stone, ed. Lorenzo DiTommaso, Matthias Henze, and William Adler, Studia in Veteris Testamenti Pseudepigrapha 26 (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017), 510-21. [at Brill]

“Old English Apocrypha,” The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain, ed. Siân Echard and Robert Rouse (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017), 158-60. [at Wiley]

“‘Cherries at Command’: Preaching the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew in Anglo-Saxon England,” Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions: Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha, Proceedings from the 2015 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium, ed. Tony Burke (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2017), 207-30.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, the Rule of the Master, and the Rule of Benedict,” forthcoming in Revue bénédictine. [Pre-publication PDF]

“The Fifteen Signs before Judgment in Anglo-Saxon England: A Reassessment,” forthcoming in JEGP 117.4 (2018): 443-57.

“The Literary Contexts and Early Transmission of the Latin Life of Judas,” Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures 44 (2018): 60-76.

“Ælfric’s Genesis and Bede’s Commentarius in Genesim,” Medium Ævum 85 (2016): 208-16. [Pre-publication PDF]

“Psalm 151 in Anglo-Saxon England,” Review of English Studies n.s. 66 (2015): 805-21. [Pre-publication PDF]

“Teaching History of the English Language with the Blickling Homilies,” This Rough Magic (June 2015): here.

“A Handwritten Prayer in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Copy of Richard Hyrde’s Instruction of a Christen Woman,” Notes and Queries 62 (2015): 253-57. [Pre-publication PDF]

“Isidorian Influences in Ælfric’s Preface to Genesis,” English Studies 95 (2014): 357-66. [Pre-publication PDF]

“Project Report: Studying Judith in Anglo-Saxon England,” Old English Newsletter 45.1 (Spring 2014). [Online here]

“The Expositio in epistolas Beati Pauli ex operibus S. Augustini by Florus in Strasbourg, BNU MS.0.309,” Revue bénédictine 124, fasc. 1 (2014): 109-13. [Pre-publication PDF]

“A Fragment of Colossians with Hiberno-Latin Glosses in St. Gall, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1395,” Sacris Erudiri 51 (2012): 233-56. [at Brepols]

“A Greco-Latin Numerical List in a St. Gall Fragment,” Manuscripta 56 (2012): 28-46. [PDF]

“‘Id est, crux Christi’: Tracing the Old English Motif of the Celestial Rood,” Anglo-Saxon England 40 (2011): 43-73. [PDF]

“Staffordshire Hoard Item Number 550, a Ward Against Evil,” Notes and Queries ns 58 (2011): 1-3. [PDF]

Digital Scholarship

Director of Digital Research Center, Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Studies, 2014-Present.
Project Wiki, created and maintained 2016-Present. (Disabled by Wikispaces in July 2018)
Github repository, created and maintained July 2018-Present.

Entries in e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha, for the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature:
(Apocryphal) Epistle of Titus, August 2018.
Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, March 2017.
Life of Judas, March 2017.
Nativity of Mary, October 2017.
Manuscript descriptions, 2017-Present.

Studying Judith in Anglo-Saxon England, hosted by University of Connecticut Scholars’ Collaborative, 2013: Omeka Archive (taken off server in 2018); Development Blog.

Reviews

Teaching and Learning in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honour of Gernot R. Wieland, ed. Greti Dinkova-Bruun and Tristan Major, Publications of the Journal of Medieval Latin 11 (Turnhout, 2017). Speculum 93 (2018): 828-30.

M. R. Rambaran-Olm, John the Baptist’s Prayer or The Descent into Hell from the Exeter Book: Text, Translation and Critical Study, Anglo-Saxon Studies 21 (Cambridge, 2014). Christianity & Literature 66 (2016): 162-65.

Samantha Zacher, Rewriting the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon Verse: Becoming the Chosen People (London, 2013). JEGP 115 (2016): 401-3.

Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English Language, Literature and Culture, ed. Alice Jorgensen, Frances McCormack, and Jonathan Wilcox (Farnham, Surrey, 2015). The Medieval Review (2015): here.

Review of the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University, at Dissertation Reviews: Fresh From the Archives.

Anthems of Apocalypse: Popular Music and Apocalyptic Thought, ed. Christopher Partridge, The Bible in the Modern World 42, Apocalypse and Popular Culture 4 (Sheffield, 2012). In Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception 3 (2013): 42-6, here.

Joyce Tally Lionarons, The Homiletic Writings of Archbishop Wulfstan: A Critical Study, Anglo-Saxon Studies 14 (Woodbridge, 2010). In Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies 7 (2011): here.

Don LoCicero, Superheroes and Gods: A Comparative Study from Babylonia to Batman (Jefferson, NC, 2007). In The Journal of Popular Culture 41 (2007): 543-5. [PDF]

Public Scholarship Online

See a list of publications here.

Contributor, History of Christianity collaborative blog, American Society of Church History, 2015-2016.

Contributor, Modern Medieval collaborative blog, 2012-2016.

In Preparation

Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture: The Apocrypha, rev. ed., for the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture series (Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP).
[Revision of the first edition, ed. Frederick M. Biggs (Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2007).]

Awards and Fellowships

Faculty Scholarship Grant, Rhode Island College, to attend the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10 to 13, 2018.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funding for “Telling Medieval Stories” working group, to attend Scholarly Storytelling: Compelling Research for an Engaged Public, Scholarly Communication Institute, November 5-9, 2017.

Faculty Research Grant, Rhode Island College, for “Analyzing Anglo-Saxon Preaching with Digital Tools,” 2017-2018.

Book Subvention Award, Medieval Academy of America, for Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, June 2017.

Publication Subvention, Rhode Island College, for Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, February 2017.

Faculty Development Grant, Rhode Island College, to attend Seafaring: An Early Medieval Conference on the Islands of the North Atlantic, University of Denver, Denver, CO, November 3-5, 2016.

Faculty Development Grant, Rhode Island College, to attend the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016.

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, Department of English, University of Tennessee, 2014-2015.

University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Dissertation Fellowship, 2013-2014.

Medieval Academy of America Graduate Student Travel Bursary, for “Speech Matters: Apocryphal Peter and Paul in Blickling XV,” April 2013.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Medieval Studies Program, University of Connecticut, 2007-2013 (awarded annually).

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, University of Connecticut, July 2012.

Lynne Grundy Memorial Trust Award for Scholars in Old English Studies, Lynne Grundy Memorial Trust, May 2012.

Fred A. Cazel, Jr. Fellowship in Medieval Studies, Medieval Studies Program, University of Connecticut, May 2012.

Advanced Doctoral Graduate Student Summer Fellowship, Medieval Studies Program, University of Connecticut, May 2012.

Advanced Doctoral Graduate Student Summer Fellowship, Medieval Studies Program, University of Connecticut, May 2011.

Northeast Modern Language Association Graduate Travel Award, for “Learned Texts/Texts for Learning: Paratexts in St. Gall, Stiftsbibliothek 1395,” April 2011.

Aetna Graduate Critical Essay Prize, University of Connecticut, for “‘Id est, crux Christi’: Tracing the Old English Motif of the Celestial Rood,” October 2010.

Northeast Popular Culture Association Graduate Student Paper Prize, for “Prevailing Poetry: The (Re)Presentations of Beowulf and His Monsters in Popular Culture,” October 2007.

Invited Presentations

“Reading Manuscripts from a Distance,” English Department Medieval Colloquium, Harvard University, November 16, 2017.

Selected Presentations

“The Medieval Social Network of the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew,” to be presented at the Material of Christian Apocrypha Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, November 30-December 1, 2018.

“The Afterlife of the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew,” 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-13, 2018.

“Networks of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England,” 48th Annual Northeast Conference on British Studies, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, October 13-14, 2017.

“Old English Preaching Networks: Bodley 343 and Beyond,” The Old English Anonymous Homily: Sources – Composition – Variation – Digital Edition, Göttingen, June 30-July 1, 2017.

“Genesis of the Digital Concept,” Old Media and the Medieval Concept, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, June 5-7, 2017.

“Portable Network: An Abbot’s Books and their Transmission,” Seafaring: An Early Medieval Conference on the Islands of the North Atlantic, University of Denver, Denver, CO, November 3-5, 2016.

“Ælfric, Apostles, and Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts,” 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016.

“Homiliaries, Apocrypha, and Preaching Networks in Anglo-Saxon England,” 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016.

“Putting a Finger on the Digital,” Digital Britain: New Approaches to the Early Middle Ages, Harvard University, Boston, MA, March 25-26, 2016.

“‘Cherries at command’: Preaching the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew in Anglo-Saxon England,” 2015 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium, York University, Toronto, Ontario, September 24-26, 2015.

“Source Study in a Digital Age,” 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.

“Compiling Biblical Exegesis: Arras, Bibliothèque Municipale 764,” 10th Annual Marco Manuscript Workshop, The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, February 6-7, 2015.

“An Old Testament Saint? Judith in Anglo-Saxon England,” 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 2014.

Participant in Roundtable on “Medievalists and the Social Media Pilgrimage: The Digital Life of Twenty-First-Century Medieval Studies,” 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 2014.

“Beyond the ‘Canon’: Christian Apocrypha before 1000,” 16th Annual Medieval Studies Secondary Schools Outreach, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 4, 2014.

“Studying Judith in Anglo-Saxon England,” Publishing Text for a Digital Age Workshop (funded by the NEH, Perseus Project, and the University of Leipzig Open Philology Project), Tufts University, Medford, MA, March 27-30, 2014.

“Rescue from the Margins: Recontextualizing Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England,” Humanities Institute Fellow Public Lecture, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, February 20, 2014.

“Studying Judith in Anglo-Saxon England” project presentation, Scholars’ Collaborative, University of Connecticut, Storrs, November 14, 2013.

“Psalm 151 in Anglo-Saxon England,” Psalm Culture and the Politics of Translation, Queen Mary University, London, July 15-17, 2013.

“Latin Excerpts Attributed to Chaucer in British Library, Sloane 446,” 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 9-12, 2013.

“Speech Matters: Apocryphal Peter and Paul in Blickling XV,” Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, April 4-6, 2013.

Workshops Conducted

“Manuscripts in a Sea of Data,” Medieval Studies Workshop for Secondary Educators, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA, April 8, 2016.

“Digital Tools on the Cheap: Finding the Right Resources,” NERCOMP Doing Digital Humanities on a Shoestring Budget Workshop, Four Points Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Norwood, MA, June 5, 2014.

“Text Analysis for Humanities Research,” Homer D. Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 10, 2014.

“Exploring Text Analysis Tools,” with Jennifer Lanzing, Homer D. Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, December 12, 2013.

Teaching Experience

Rhode Island College

Studies in Literature and the Canon

Studies in Literature and Genre

Literary Study: Analysis

British Literature to 1700

Literature of Medieval Britain

Shakespeare: The Tragedies and Romances — “Medieval Shakespeare”

History of the English Language

Seminar in Major Authors & Themes: Medieval Multimedia (Senior Seminar)

English Topics in British Literature before 1660: Medieval Multimedia Graduate Seminar

University of Tennessee

World Literature I: Ancient through Early Modern

Introduction to Old English

History of the English Language I Graduate Seminar

History of the English Language II Graduate Seminar

Old Norse Graduate Student Independent Study

University of Connecticut

Basic Writing

Seminar in Academic Writing

Seminar in Writing through Literature

Honors I: Literary Study through Reading and Research: The Bible and Medieval and Renaissance Adaptations

Guest Teaching

“Biblical Interpretation and the Middle Ages,” The Bible as Literature, for Kisha Tracy, Fitchburg State University, September 28, 2016.

“Manuscripts and Digital Tools,” Word and Image Graduate Seminar, for Margaret Higonnet, University of Connecticut, September 25, 2012.

Guest Lecturer, “Old English Homilies” and “The Bible in Anglo-Saxon England,” Monks, Monsters, and Manuscripts Seminar, for Mark LaCelle-Peterson, Houghton College, May 27-28, 2009.

Service to Rhode Island College

Co-Chair, Open Books — Open Minds Committee, Summer 2017-Present.
Coordinator, OBOM Student Mentors, Fall 2017-Present.
Organizer, OBOM Film Series, Fall 2017-Present.
Co-Organizer, OBOM Student Conference, Fall 2017-Present.

Open Books — Open Minds Committee, Fall 2015-Present.

Committee on Faculty Scholarship, Fall 2017-Present.

General Education in English Committee, English Department, Fall 2017-Present.
(Chair, Spring 2017)

Student Outreach Committee, English Department, Fall 2017-Present.

Composition Committee, English Department, Fall 2016-Spring 2017.

Graduate Committee, English Department, Fall 2016-Spring 2017.

Interim Co-Chair, Open Books — Open Minds Committee, Fall 2016.
Organizer, OBOM Film Series, Fall 2016.
Participant, OBOM Roundtable on The Shallows, September 21, 2016.

Secondary Education Portfolio Reading Committee, English Department, Fall 2016.

Faculty Research Committee, Fall 2015-Spring 2016.

Secondary Education Portfolio Reading Committee, English Department, Fall 2016.

Colloquium and Special Events Committee, English Department, Fall 2015-Spring 2016.

Professional Service

Editorial Board, Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, 2016-Present.

President, Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics, 2013-Present.

NEH grants review panelist, 2018.

Reader & Reviewer:
Digital Humanities Quarterly
Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality
postmedieval
Programming Historian

Organizer, “Preach It, Sister!,” roundtable sponsored by the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics, 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-13, 2018.

Organizer, “Storytelling for Medievalists” working group, Scholarly Storytelling: Compelling Research for an Engaged Public, Scholarly Communication Institute, November 5-9, 2017.

Organizer, “Preaching Texts in England: Homiletics and Beyond,” panel sponsored by the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics, 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016.

Organizer, “Reforming Homiletics and the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture,” panel sponsored by the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics and Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, July 6-9, 2015.

Co-Organizer, Yale-UConn Medievalist Working Group, 2012-2014.

Reader & Reviewer, Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies, 2011-2014.

Organizer, “New Methods in Anglo-Saxon Homiletics,” panel sponsored by the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics, 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Medieval Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 2014.

Planning Committee Member, THATCamp New England, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, October 18-19, 2013.

Co-Organizer, “Appropriating the Bible in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures,” panel at the 44th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, MA, March 21-24, 2013.

Co-Organizer, 30th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 16, 2013.

Organizer, Summer Psalms Symposium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, August 7, 2012.

Co-Organizer, “Continuities in English Literature between the Norman Conquest and Reformation,” panel at the 43rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2012.

Co-Organizer, 5th Annual Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium Graduate Student Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, February 20, 2009.

Languages and Skills

Reading knowledge of Old English, Old Norse, Latin, Biblical (Koine) Greek, and French

Reading and speaking knowledge of Spanish

Knowledge of WordPress, Omeka, Dreamweaver, HTML, XML/TEI and R

Professional Associations

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

Medieval Academy of America

Modern Language Association

North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature

Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics

Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture

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