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Education

Ph.D., English Literature, Indiana University (w/ a certificate in Germanic Philology), expected 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.

Publications

“Baiting the Beasts of Battle: Horror as Hermeneutic in the Old English Exodus” (In Preparation).

“Infernal Logic: Making Soteriology in The Old English Vision of St. Paul and The Descent into Hell,” (In Preparation).

“The Manuscript of M.R. James’s ‘The Ash-Tree,’” (with Patrick J. Murphy and Frederick Porcheddu) Notes and Queries 61 (2014): 583-585.

Digital Scholarship

Entry in e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha for the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature: Vindicta Salvatoris (In Preparation).

“Medieval English Literature,” The Teacher’s Toolbox. http://www1.easternct.edu/speichera/index/understanding-literary-history/medieval-english-literature/ (9/26/15).

Papers Presented

(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

“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

Teaching Experience

Indiana University Bloomington
L310 British Literature I: Beginnings to 1700 (2016)
‘Slaying Dragons for Pleasure and Profit’: Dragons in Popular Fantasy Literature, ENG W170 (2017-18)
Shore Raids and Shield-Maids: Representations of Vikings in Popular Culture, ENG W170 (2015; 2016; 2017)
Introduction to Composition, W131ML (Multilingual), (2014; 2015)
Introduction to Composition, W131, (2013; 2014)

Miami University
History of the English Language ENG 301 (with Vincent Palozzi), (2010)

Prizes, Fellowships, and Grants

American Scandinavian Foundation Grant for research, 2017
U.S. Fulbright Grant (alternate), Denmark, 2016
Clifford Flanigan Memorial Travel Award, 2015-17 (3 times)
IUB 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, Participant

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

Professional Affiliations

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS)

Medieval Academy of America (MAA)

Early English Text Society (EETS)

North American Society for the Study of Apocryphal Literature (NASSCAL)

Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture (SASLC)

Languages

Reading: Classical and Medieval Latin, Ancient Greek, German, Old English, Middle English, Old Norse, Middle Welsh, Old Irish, Old Saxon

Reading/Speaking Knowledge: Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Danish, Gothic, Icelandic, Czech

Poems

“Jennets for Germs,” NEAT Magazine 8.1, Spring 2015

“Shifting Definitions: Everyday Intimacy,” NEAT Magazine 9.1, Summer 2016

 

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