Ph.D., English Literature, Indiana University (w/ certificate in Germanic Philology), May 2019.
M.A., English Language and Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2015.
Post-Bac, Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
B.A., Anthropology and Linguistics (Minor: Spanish), Miami University of Ohio, 2011.
“The Legend of the Holy Rood,” ed. and trans., in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, v. II, ed. Tony Burke and Brent Landau, (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans) (Forthcoming)
“Of Scops and Scribes: Oral Formulaic Theory and Scribal Culture in Old English Studies,” in Formula: Units of Speech- ‘Words’ of Verbal Art: Working Papers, eds. M. Frog and William Lamb, (Helsinki: Folkloristiikan toimite; vol. 23, 2017) (Forthcoming)
“Snared by the Beasts of Battle: Fear as Hermeneutic Guide in the Old English Exodus,” Philological Quarterly 97.1 (2018): 1-25.
“Heaven and Hell in the Garden of Eden: the Transmissions of the Ystoria Adda in Wales,” Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 37 (2017) (forthcoming)
“The Manuscript of M.R. James’s ‘The Ash-Tree,’” (with Patrick J. Murphy and Frederick Porcheddu) Notes and Queries 61 (2014): 583-585.
Works In Progress
“Infernal Logic: Making Soteriology in The Old English Vision of St. Paul and The Descent into Hell,” (In Preparation).
“A New Revelation: An Edition of the Overlooked Middle Welsh Translation of the Versus Sibyllae de Die Iudicii” (In Preparation)
Entries in e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha, a dictionary for the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature: Vindicta Salvatoris, The Legend of the Holy Rood (in preparation).
(In Preparation) Invited Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture entries on Celtic authors cited in Anglo-Saxon literature: Gildas et al.
“Medieval English Literature,” The Teacher’s Toolbox. http://www1.easternct.edu/speichera/index/understanding-literary-history/medieval-english-literature/ (9/26/15).
“Bringing Life from a Whale Bone: The Franks Casket, Vindicta Salvatoris, and Anglo-Saxon Supercessionary Hermeneutics,” Meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature, University of Virginia, November 2018
“Revising Hell: the Changes in Niðrstigningarsaga Over Time,” 13th Fiske Conference on Medieval Icelandic Studies at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, June 2018
“When the Bough Breaks: How the Forks in Niðrstigningarsaga’s Transmission History Rock the Image of Iceland as Cradle of Democracy,” Special Session: ‘Redefining the Nation and Nationalism,’ 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2018
(Session Organizer) “The Scripturesque Middle Ages: Uses/Reception of Apocrypha along the North Sea,” Special Session, 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2018
“An Archive is an Ogre… I mean, an Onion,” roundtable session: “What is an Archive?,” 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2018
“Heaven and Hell in the Garden of Eden: Typological Imagery in the Ystoria Adda,” 37th Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Cambridge, MA, October 2017
“Infernal Logic: Making Soteriology in The Old English Vision of St. Paul and The Descent into Hell,” New Voices in Anglo-Saxon Studies, ISAS, 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2017
“Of the Burel Man and the Borderland: Celticisms and the Cosmopolitan Countryside in The Franklin’s Tale,” The Ohio State University, 4th Annual Intersectionality Symposium, October 2016
“Locus Infernus to Local Hell: Translation, Localization, and the Gospel of Nicodemus,” papers presented in honor of R.D. Fulk, 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2016 (invited)
“Woven from Snake Spines: Hell as a Figure in the Old Norse Vǫluspá,” Societas Daemonetica, 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2015
“‘Here Be Vikings’: Literary Vikings and Nostalgia for the Medieval,” Indiana University Medieval Studies Symposium, Bloomington, IN, April 2013
“The Old English Exodus: A Master Riddler Playing on Popular Expectations,” Southeast Medieval Association Conference, Decatur, GA, October 2011
Designer & Instructor of Record
Indiana University, Bloomington
‘Slaying Dragons for Pleasure and Profit’: Dragons in Popular Fantasy Literature, ENG W170 (2017-18). Composition class— intro to literary analysis & independent research (22 students x3 sections).
Shore Raids and Shield-Maids: Representations of Vikings in Popular Culture, ENG W170 (2015; 2016; 2017). Composition class— intro to literary analysis & independent research (22 students x3 sections).
Navigating Linguistic Currents: Introduction to Composition, W131ML (Multilingual), (2014; 2015). Freshman composition course for ESL freshmen (15 students x3 sections).
Monsters and Modernity: Introduction to Composition, W131, (2013; 2014). Freshman composition course, introduction to critical thinking and college-level research (23 students x2 sections).
Indiana University Bloomington
L310 British Literature I: Beginnings to 1700 (Beowulf to Milton) (2016; w/ Dr. Michael Adams). Upper Division literary survey lecture course; overview of methods for literary analysis (62 students).
Miami University (OH): History of the English Language ENG 301 (2010; w/ Dr. Vincent Palozzi). Overview of the historical development of English, from Old English to modern, including intro to global Englishes (~45 students).
Prizes, Fellowships, and Grants
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2018-19
William Riley Parker Prize, IU Dept. of English, 2018
College Arts and Humanities Institute Travel Grant, IU, 2018
Cox Travel Award, IU Medieval Studies Institute, 2018
Carnegie Travel Grant, 2017
American Scandinavian Foundation Grant, 2017
U.S. Fulbright Grant (alternate), Denmark, 2016
Clifford Flanigan Memorial Travel Award, 2015-17 (3 times)
Graduate and Professional Student Gov. Research Grant, 2016
First Year Teaching Award, Indiana Univ. Dept. of English, 2013-14
First Year Fellowship, Indiana Univ. Dept. of English, 2012-13
Honors with Distinction, Miami University, 2011
Departmental Honors for work on Senior Thesis, Miami University, 2011
Carl Jantzen “Best Paper in Cultural Anthropology” Award, Miami University, 2009
Professional and Departmental Service
Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, Contributor
Publicity and Public Outreach Officer, Medieval Studies Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Indiana University, 2016-17
Organizer and Goði, Old Norse Saga Reading Group, Dept. of Germanic Studies, Indiana University, 2016-17
English Dept. Community Service and Public Outreach Committee, Indiana University, 2016-17
English Dept. Graduate Policies and Curriculum Committee, Indiana University, 2015-16
MEST Symposium Readers’ Circle Committee Member and Emcee, 2015
Mentor for incoming Graduate Students, Dept. of English, Indiana University, 2014-17
Medieval Studies Graduate Student Advisory Committee Member, 2014
The American Council of Learned Societies
Medieval Academy of America (MAA)
International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS)
Early English Text Society (EETS)
North American Society for the Study of Apocryphal Literature (NASSCAL)
Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture (SASLC)
Research Languages: Old English, Classical and Medieval Latin, Ancient Greek, German, Middle English, Old Norse, Middle Welsh, Old Irish, Old Saxon, Gothic, Danish, Icelandic
Reading/Speaking Knowledge: Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Czech
“Jennets for Germs,” NEAT Magazine 8.1, Spring 2015
“Shifting Definitions: Everyday Intimacy,” NEAT Magazine 9.1, Summer 2016