Tag Archives: Old English

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 […]

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

CFP: Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) May 11-14, 2017 Preach It, Sister! A Roundtable about Women and Homiletics For over ten years at the ICMS, the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics (SSASH) has thrived in its aims to […]

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 […]

Psalm 151 in Anglo-Saxon England (forthcoming in RES)

My article “Psalm 151 in Anglo-Saxon England” has been accepted for publication in the Review of English Studies. This essay presents the first sustained examination of the apocryphal psalm in early England, focusing on manuscript witnesses and the two extant Old English gloss translations. Below are the abstract and introduction to the article. The Psalms were a central aspect of […]

CFP for Preaching Texts in Early England: Homiletics and Beyond

CFP: Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) May 12-15, 2016 Preaching Texts in Early England: Homiletics and Beyond For over ten years at the ICMS, the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics has thrived in its aims to promote scholarship […]

Ælfric’s Libellus de Veteri Testamento et Novi: A Translation

Last July, I posted a translation of Ælfric of Eynsham‘s Old English Preface to Genesis for the benefit of those interested in a modern rendering. Since then, I’ve been overwhelmingly pleased by the attention it’s garnered–over 1,300 views as of this posting! In the same spirit, I’m now posting my translation of Ælfric’s Libellus de Veteri Testamento et Novi (Little […]