Tag Archives: Old English

Preaching Apocrypha: Revisions

[This post is part 2 in a series of reflections about my book, Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England (order here); read part 1 here and part 3 here.] After I finished my PhD, settled into my first job, and started revising my dissertation into a book, I pulled out all of the comments I had received from […]

Preaching Apocrypha: Beginnings

[This post is part 1 in a series of reflections about my book, Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England (order here); read part 2 here and part 3 here.] My book Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England will be out from the University of Toronto Press in July (pre-order at that link for 25% off!), so lately I’ve been thinking about the project as […]

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 […]

CFP: Preach It, Sister! A Roundtable about Women and Homiletics

CFP: Preach It, Sister! A Roundtable about Women and Homiletics Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), May 10-13, 2018 For over ten years at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics […]

Ælfric’s Sermon On Judith

When I first started working on texts related to the biblical Judith in Anglo-Saxon England (which I discuss here), I had several goals: one of these was to provide more exposure to literature other than the Old English poem Judith. The sermon On Judith by Ælfric of Eynsham was one of the main texts that sparked my interest. Ælfric […]

Ælfric’s Genesis and Bede’s Commentarius in Genesim

My article “Ælfric’s Genesis and Bede’s Commentarius in Genesim” has been accepted for publication in Medium Ævum, forthcoming within the next year. In this article, I suggest that one contributing factor to Ælfric’s decision to stop translating Genesis halfway through (at chapter 22) is his knowledge of and use of Bede’s Commentarius in Genesim, which also concludes after the […]

Supermoon Eclipse, Apocalypse, & Medieval History

This weekend, the End is finally upon us. At least, that’s what some outspoken would-be prophets are saying about one upcoming astronomical event on September 27, 2015: the first occurrence in over thirty years of a total lunar eclipse of a supermoon. (The last eclipse like this occurred in 1982, the next is set to occur in 2033.) One […]