Research in Progress, 2012-2013

Heide Estes and Megan Miguelino

Monmouth University




Battaglia, Frank (Coll. of Staten Island), Twenty-First Century Medieval Studies – Seeing a Forest as Well as Trees, aIP TBP Burn after Reading, Miniature Manifestos for a Post/medieval Studies, ed. Eileen Joy and Myra Seaman.

Beechy, Tiffany (Univ. of Colorado Boulder), Anglo-Saxon Aesthetics, bIP.

Brown, George (Stanford Univ.) and Joshua Westgard, The Bedan Legacy: The Use of Bede's Works from Medieval to Modern Times, bIP.

Dance, Richard (Univ. of Cambridge), H. M. Chadwick and Old English Philology, aC.

Discenza, Nicole Guenther (Univ. of South Florida), Inhabited Spaces: Anglo-Saxon Constructions of Place, bIP.

Estes, Heide (Monmouth Univ.), Teaching Old English in History of the English Language, aIP, TBP Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching.

Stokes, Peter A. (King's Coll. London), The Irish and their Books, aIP TBP The Irish in Europe in the Early Middle Ages: Identity, Culture and Religion.

Stokes, Peter A. (King's Coll. London), T. Blanke, and E. Pierazzo, ed., Digital Publishing: Experiences in the Digital Humanities, aC.

Szarmach, Paul (Univ. of California Berkeley) (editor-in-chief), Medieval Studies, TBP Oxford Bibliographies Online.

Traxel, Oliver (Univ. of Münster), Pseudo-Archaic English: The Modern Perception and Interpretation of the Linguistic Past, TBP Studia Anglica Posnaniensia.

Wickham-Crowley, Kelley (Georgetown Univ.), Buried Truths: Fragments of the Anglo- Saxon World, bIP.




Fisher, Rebecca (Univ. of Warwick) and Gavin Schwartz-Leeper (Univ. of Sheffield), Sixteenth-Century Antiquarian Interactions with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, aIP.

Graham, Timothy (Univ. of New Mexico), The Rebirth of Old English and the Birth of Old Norse Studies, aIP, TBP Oxford Companion to Victorian Medievalism.

Graham, Timothy (Univ. of New Mexico), The Early Modern Afterlife of Exeter's Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, aC.

Niles, John D. (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison), Anglo-Saxonism: The Discovery and Invention of Anglo-Saxon England, ca. 1066-1901, bC.






Krischke, Ulrike (Ludwig Maximilian Univ. of Munich), The Old English Complex Plant Names: A Linguistic Survey and Catalogue, bC, TBP Peter Lang.

Oliver, Lisi (Louisiana State Univ.), Searchable Glossary of Anglo-Saxon Legal Terminology,, wIP.

Owen-Crocker, Gale (Univ. of Manchester), Louise Sylvester (Univ. of Westminster), and Cordelia Warr (Univ. of Manchester), The Lexis of Cloth and Clothing in Britain c. 700-1450, db.




Anderson, Wendy, Marc Alexander, Ellen Bramwell, Carole Hough and Christian Kay (Univ. of Glasgow), Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus wIP.

Butcher, Carmen Acevedo (Shorter Univ.) and John Algeo (Univ. of Georgia), Origins and Development of the English Language, TBP Cengage.

Estes, Heide (Monmouth Univ.), Biblical Lore and the End of Old English, aIP.

Huber, Judith (Ludwig Maximilian Univ. of Munich), Motion and the English Verb: A Diachronic Study, dC [dir: Ursula Lenker].

Lutz, Angelika (Friedrich-Alexander-Univ., Erlangen-Nuremberg), Language Contact and Prestige, TBP Anglia.

Timofeeva, Olga (Univ. of Zurich), The Linguistics of Ethnicity in Early Medieval England, bIP.






Davis, Kathleen (Univ. of Rhode Island), The Problem of Time in Old English Poetry, bIP.

Discenza, Nicole Guenther (Univ. of South Florida), "Boethius." A Companion to Alfred the Great: Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, aIP.

Drout, Michael D. C. (Wheaton Coll.), Michael J. Kahn (Wheaton Coll.), Mark D. LeBlanc (Wheaton Coll.), and Leah Smith (Wheaton Coll.), Lexomic Analysis of Poems Signed by, Attributed to and Related to Cynewulf, aIP.

Estes, Heide (Monmouth Univ.), Re-Reading Ælfric in the Twelfth Century: Anti-Judaic Doctrine Becomes Anti-Judaic Rhetoric, aC, TBP Imagining the Jew, ed. Samantha Zacher (University of Toronto Press); Gender and Religious Embodiment: Inscribing Christian Identity in Anglo-Saxon Poems, bIP; Ecocriticisms and Early England, bIP;

Kramer, Johanna (Univ. of Missouri), Between Earth and Heaven: Liminality and the Ascension of Christ in Anglo-Saxon Literature, bTBP (Manchester University Press, 2014).

McBrine, Patrick C. (Southern Connecticut State Univ.), Biblical Epics in Anglo-Saxon England, TBP University of Toronto Press.

Mittman, Asa Simon (California State Univ. Chico), Are the Monstrous "Races" Races?, aIP.

Neville, Jennifer (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London), Redeeming Beowulf and Byrhtnoth: The Heroic Idiom as Marker of Quality in Old English Poetry, aIP.

Saltzman, Benjamin A. (Univ. of California Berkeley), Holding the Sacred: Discourses of Secrecy and Concealment in Early Medieval England (600-1100), dIP [Dir.: Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe].

Swain, Larry (Bemidji State Univ.), Who Read Bede and Interpreted Bede in Anglo-Saxon England?, aIP; An "Anglo-Saxon" Theology?: Genesis A and B and Exodus, aIP.

Szarmach, Paul (Univ. of California Berkeley), The Old English Boethius as a Book of Nature, aC.





North, Richard (Univ. Coll. London) and Mike Bintley (Christ Church Canterbury Univ.), Andreas: A New Edition, bIP.


Battle of Maldon

Poole, Russell (Univ. of Western Ontario), A possible new source for The Battle of Maldon, aIP.



Battaglia, Frank (Coll. Of Staten Island), Beowulf: The War God Goes to Church, bIP; Beowulf and the Bracteates, aIP TBP The Dating of Beowulf: A Reconsideration, ed. Leonard Neidorf; Cannibalism in Beowulf and Older Germanic Religion, aIP TBP The Anglo-Saxons in Their World, ed. Gale Owen-Crocker and Brian Schneider (Oxford: British Archaeological Reports).

Chickering, Howell (Amherst Coll.), Beowulf 3074-75: Philological Ambiguity and Editorial Interpretation, aIP.

Davis, Kathleen (Univ. of Rhode Island), Word Hoards, Treasure Hoards, and the Future of History in Beowulf, aIP.

Discenza, Nicole Guenther (Univ. of South Florida), Beowulf as Introduction to Old English, TBP Teaching Beowulf in the Twenty-First Century.

Drout, Michael D. C. (Wheaton Coll.), Yvette Kisor (Ramapo Coll.), Allison Dennett (Wheaton Coll.), Natasha Piirainen (Wheaton Coll.) and Leah Smith (Wheaton Coll.), Lexomic Analysis of Beowulf, aIP.

Frantzen, Allen (Loyola Univ. Chicago), Howell D. Chickering (Amherst Coll.), and R. F. Yeager (Univ. of West Florida) ed., Teaching Beowulf in the Twenty-First Century, bIP.

Kightley, Michael (Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham), Socialism and Translation: The Folks of William Morris's Beowulf, aTBP Studies in Medievalism.

Saltzman, Benjamin A. (Univ. of California Berkeley), Reading Secrets in Beowulf, aIP.


Descent Into Hell

Rambaran-Olm, Mary (Univ. of Glasgow), John the Baptist's Prayer or The Descent into Hell from the Exeter Book: Text, Translation and Critical Study, TBP D. S. Brewer.


Dream of the Rood

Poole, Russell (Univ. of Western Ontario), A Problematic Line in The Dream of the Rood, aIP.


Exeter Book Riddles

Estes, Heide (Monmouth Univ.) and Stephanie Naishtut, (Monmouth Univ.), Exeter Book Riddle 69: A New Solution, aIP.

Neville, Jennifer (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London), Truth is Trickiest: Enigmatic Discourses in the Exeter Book Riddles, bIP; The Movement of Celestial Bodies in the Exeter Book Riddles, aIP TBP in Proceedings of "Heavenly Discourses" Conference, ed. Nicholas Campion and Darrelyn Gunzburg.

Stanton, Robert (Boston Coll.), Mimicry, Subjectivity, and the Embodied Voice in Anglo-Saxon Bird Riddles, aC, TBP Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe; The Bovine Imaginary in Anglo-Saxon Riddles, aIP.



Kaup, Judith (University of Bochum), The Old English Judith: A Study of Poetic Style, Theological Tradition and Anglo-Saxon Christian Concepts, bIP, TBP Edwin Mellen Press.


Seasons for Fasting

Richards, Mary P. (Univ. of Delaware), The Old English Poem Seasons for Fasting: A Critical Edition, bC TBP West Virginia University Press.


Solomon and Saturn

Beechy, Tiffany (Univ. of Colorado Boulder), Solomon and Saturn and the Wider Solomon and Marcolf Tradition, aIP.

Estes, Heide (Monmouth Univ.), Constructing the Old English Solomon and Saturn Dialogues, aC, TBP English Studies; The Old English Solomon and Saturn Dialogues: An Interactive Digital Edition, wIP.




Bately, Janet (King's Coll. London), Ohthere's WorId, Text and Commentary, aTBP The World in the Viking Age, ed S. Sindbaek and A. Trakadas; The Question of Dictation: With Special Reference to the Numbers and Patterns of Proper Names in the OE Orosius, aIP.

Boyd, Phoebe (Wheaton Coll.), Michael D. C. Drout (Wheaton Coll.), Namiko Hitotsubashi (Wheaton Coll.), Michael J. Kahn (Wheaton Coll.), Mark D. LeBlanc (Wheaton Coll.), and Leah Smith (Wheaton Coll.), Lexomic Analysis of Anglo-Saxon Prose: Establishing Controls with the Old English Penitential and the Old English translation of Orosius, aTBP Revista de la Sociedad Española de Lengua y Literatura Inglesa Medieval.Fisher, Rebecca (Univ. of Warwick), Anglo-Saxon Charms in the Medieval World and Beyond, aIP.

Broderick, Herbert (Lehman Coll.), Moses the Egyptian in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (London, British Library Cotton MS Claudius B. iv), bIP; Northern Light: Late Anglo-Saxon Genesis Illustration and the Mosaics of San Marco, aIP; Visualizing Moses in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch, aIP.

Donovan, Leslie A. (Univ. of New Mexico), The Old English Lives of Eufrosina and Eugenia: A Critical Edition of Two Female Transvestite Saints in Their Anglo- Saxon Contexts, bIP.

Fisher, Rebecca (Univ. of Warwick), Translations and Transformations: Responses to the Anglo-Saxon Charms, bIP; Charms: An Online Annotated Edition wIP.

Giliberto, Concetta (Univ. degli Studi di Palermo), The Descensus ad inferos in the Old English Prose Life of St. Guthlac and Vercelli Homily xxiii, aTBP Hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England: Adopting and Adapting Saints' Lives into Old English Prose (c. 950-1150), dbIP.

Jurasinski, Stefan (State Univ. of New York) and Lisi Oliver (Louisiana State Univ.), An Edition of the Laws of Alfred and Ine, bIP.

Jurasinski, Stefan (State Univ. of New York), Lisi Oliver (Louisiana State Univ.), and Andrew Rabin (Univ. of Louisville), A Reader in Anglo-Saxon Law, bIP.

Lazzari, Loredana (Maria SS. Assunta Univ. of Rome), P. Lendinara (Univ. of Palermo), and C. Di Sciacca (Univ. of Udine), ed., Hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England: Adopting and Adapting Saints' Lives into Old English Prose (c. 950-1150), bC.

Major, Tristan (Univ. of British Columbia) and Michael Elliot, Ælfric: The Letters, wIP.

Mittman, Asa Simon (California State Univ. Chico), "In those days": Giants and the Giant Moses in the Old English Illustrated Hexateuch, TBP Imagining the Jew: Jewishness in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture.

Rowley, Sharon (Christopher Newport Univ.), The Long Ninth Century, or The Prose of King Alfred's Reign, aIP, TBP Oxford Research Reviews.

Rowley, Sharon (Christopher Newport Univ.), Greg Waite (Univ. of Otago), and Carol Wyvill (Indep. Scholar), ed., The Old English Version of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People, bIP.

Saltzman, Benjamin A. (Univ. of California Berkeley), The King's Cloak: Completely Reflexive Forgetting, Alfredian Authority, and the Politics of Translating the Regula pastoralis, aIP.

Sparks, Nicholas A. (Univ. of Sydney) and Bernard J. Muir (Univ. of Melbourne), The Peterborough Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc 636; Witness 'E'), Bodleian Digital Texts Series 4, dvdIP.

Szarmach, Paul (Univ. of California Berkeley), Old English Online Editions: Edmund of East Anglia, wIP; Sermons and Saints from the Late Tenth to the Eleventh Centuries, aIP TBP A Companion to British Literature; "More Genre Trouble": The Life of Mary of Egypt, aIP TBP Writing Women; ed. Writing Women Saints in Anglo-Saxon England bTBP Univ. of Toronto Press; Augustine's Soliloquia in Old English, aC TBP The Brill Companion to Alfred the Great.

Whatley, E. Gordon (Queens Coll.), ed., Passio Sanctae Eugeniae: A Diplomatic Edition from Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale D. V. 3, bIP.




Ambrose, Shannon (Saint Xavier Univ.), A New Assessment and Transcription of the Canon in ebreica in London, British Library, MS 5. E. XIII, TBP Codices Manuscripti & Impressi.

Ambrose, Shannon (Saint Xavier Univ.), The Hiberno-Latin Milieu of the Text of the Canon in ebraica, London, British Library, MS Royal 5. E. XIII, aIP.

Beechy, Tiffany (Univ. of Colorado Boulder), Bede and the Eucharist: Poesis as Embodied Process, aIP.

Brooks, Nicholas (Univ. of Birmingham), Anglo-Saxon Charters vol. 17 & 18, TBP Oxford University Press.

Downey, Sarah (California Univ. of Pennsylvania), Michael D. C. Drout (Wheaton Coll.), Veronica Kerekes (Wheaton Coll.) and Douglas Raffle, Lexomic Analysis of Medieval Latin Texts, aC.

Harris, Stephen (Univ. of Massachusetts), A Commentary on the Poetry of Bede, bIP TBP West Virginia Univ. Press.

Ireland, Colin (Arcadia Univ.), Some Irish Characteristics of the Whitby Life of Gregory the Great, aIP TBP Culture and Tradition in Medieval Ireland (Brepols).

Timofeeva, Olga (Univ. of Zurich), Medieval Latin from Anglo-Saxon Sources, wIP.




Chauvet, Elie (Wheaton Coll.) and Michael D. C. Drout (Wheaton Coll.), A New Tool for the Investigation of the History of Old English Texts: Visual Representation of the Ratio of þ to þ+ð, aC.

Stokes, Peter A. (King's Coll. London), Medieval Manuscripts, aIP TBP Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature; Rule and Variation in Eleventh-Century Minuscule Script'. Ruling the Script: Formal Aspects of Medieval Written Communication, aC; Insular Script, aIP TBP The Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography; English Vernacular Minuscule from Æthelred to Cnut, ca. 990 – ca. 1035, bC.

Stokes, Peter A. (King's Coll. London), Stewart Brookes (King's Coll. London), and Malte Rehbein (Univ. of Nebraska) ed., Computing and Palaeography in Theory: Putting the Palaeographer in Charge, dbIP.

Stokes, Peter A. (King's Coll. London), Stewart Brookes (King's Coll. London), D. Matos, and M. Watson, The DigiPal Project for European Scripts and Decorations, Essays and Studies 2015: Writing Europe 500–1450: Texts and Contexts, bIP.

Swain, Larry (Bemidji State Univ.), Biblical Manuscripts and Biblical Commentary Manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon England, aIP.




Brooks, Nicholas (Univ. of Birmingham), The Laws of King Æthelberht of Kent: Preservation, Content and Composition in Textus Roffensis: Law, Language and Libraries in Early Medieval England, bC TBP Studies in the Early Middle Ages, ed. B. O'Brien.

Discenza, Nicole (Univ. of South Florida), and Paul E. Szarmach (Univ. of California Berkeley), ed., A Companion to Alfred the Great: Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, bIP.

Estes, James (Catholic Univ. of America), Wisdom's Missionary: Alfred the Great and the Pursuit of Wisdom in Anglo-Saxon Spirituality, dIP [Dir.: Joshua Benson and Lilla Kopár].

Foot, Sarah (Christ Church, Univ. of Oxford), The Venerable Bede, A Located Life, bIP TBP Princeton University Press.

Gates, Jay (City Univ. of New York), Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England, bIP TBP Boydell and Brewer.

Harris, Stephen (Univ. of Massachusetts), Anglo-Saxons, Israelites, Hebrews and Jews, aC TBP Imaginining the Jew, ed. Samantha Zacher (Univ. of Toronto).

Hough, Carole (Univ. of Glasgow), The Earliest English Texts? The Language of the Kentish Laws Reconsidered, aTBP Textus Roffensis in Context: Law, Language, and Libraries in Early Medieval England, ed. Bruce O'Brien and Barbara Bombi, Studies in the Early Middle Ages (York: Brepols); Ælfric of Eynsham, Pucklechurch, and Evidence for Fallow Deer in Anglo-Saxon England, aIP.

Hyer, Maren Clegg (Valdosta State Univ.), Textiles and Textile Imagery in Old English Literature, bIP.

Hyer, Maren Clegg (Valdosta State Univ.), and Gale R. Owen-Crocker (Manchester Univ.) ed., The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo- Saxon World. bIP, TBP University of Liverpool Press.

Ireland, Colin (Arcadia Univ.), How King Oswiu Romanized the Northumbrian Church: The Social and Political Background of the 'Synod' of Whitby (664), aIP.

Kazzazi, Kerstin (Catholic Univ. of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) and Gaby Waxenberger (Ludwig Maximilian Univ. of Munich), Runes, bIP.

Marafioti, Nicole (Trinity Univ.), The King's Body: Burial and Succession in Late Anglo- Saxon England, TBP University of Toronto Press.

Mertens, Andre (Univ. of Göttingen), St. Martin in Anglo-Saxon England: Cult and Texts, dIP [Dir.: Hans Sauer].

Mittman, Asa Simon (California State Univ. Chico) and Susan M. Kim (Illinois State Univ.), Hronaes Ban: Meaning, Materiality, and the Franks Casket, bIP.

Niles, John D. (Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison), The Myth of the Feud in Anglo-Saxon England, aIP TBP Journal of English and Germanic Philology.

Owen-Crocker, Gale (Univ. of Manchester) and Maren Clegg Hyer (Valdosta State Univ.) ed., The Material Culture of Daily Living in Anglo-Saxon England. bIP TBP Liverpool, University Press.

Owen-Crocker, Gale (Univ. of Manchester) and Robin Netherton, ed., Medieval Clothing and Textiles vol. 9, bIP.

Owen-Crocker, Gale (Univ. of Manchester) and Brian W. Schneider (Univ. of Manchester), Royal Authority in Anglo-Saxon England, bIP.

Rambaran-Olm, Mary (Univ. of Glasgow), Trial by History's Jury: Examining Æthelred II's Legislative Legacy from AD 993-1006, TBP English Studies.

Redgate, Anne Elizabeth (Newcastle Univ. UK), Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 800-1066, bIP, TBP Routledge; Vernacular Liturgy in England and Armenia from the Fifth to the Eleventh Centuries, TBP Armenian Folia Anglistika: International Journal of English Studies.

Shores, Rebecca (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Early English and Anglo-Latin Descriptions of Maritime Activity Before 1200, dIP [Dir.: Patrick O'Neill].

Scully, Diarmuid (Univ. Coll. Cork), Ends of Empire and the Earth: Mapping the Orkney Islands in the Western Imagination from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, aIP, TBP Transition in the Medieval World.

Stanton, Robert (Boston Coll.), Holy Signs and Fruitful Toil: Animal Voice and Signification in Anglo-Saxon England, bIP.

Szarmach, Paul (Univ. of California Berkeley) and Nicole Gunther Discenza (Univ. of South Florida), ed., The Brill Companion to Alfred the Great, bC.

Van Arsdall, Anne (Univ. of New Mexico), Evaluating the Content of Medieval Herbals, TBP Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine.

Watkins, Frances (Univ. of East London), Investigation of Antimicrobials from Native British Plants used in 10th Century Wound Healing Formulations, dC [Dir.: Olivia Corcoran].

Waxenberger, Gaby (Catholic Univ. of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt), Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages, aIP.

Wickham-Crowley, Kelley (Georgetown Univ.), Fens and Frontiers, aIP, tbp Material Culture in the Water World of the Anglo-Saxons, ed. Della Hooke and Maren Clegg Hyer.

Wilcox, Miranda (Brigham Young Univ.), Confessing the Faith in Anglo-Saxon England, bIP.


8. NAMES  


Hough, Carole (Univ. of Glasgow), On Nomonymy and Polysemy in Place-Names, aTBP Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Barcelona, 5–9 September 2011; Place and Other Names, aTBP The Oxford Handbook of the Word, ed. John Taylor; Women in Place-Names, aTBP Perceptions of Place: Twenty-First-Century Interpretations of English Place-Name Studies, ed. Jayne Carroll and David N. Parsons (Nottingham: English Place-Name Society).

Ramsey, Mary (Eastern Michigan Univ.), "Who do men say that I am?": Naming Jesus in Old English Texts, aTBP Essays on Old English Literature in Honor of J. R. Hall, ed. Lindy Brady.




Okasha, Elisabeth (Univ. Coll. Cork - National Univ. of Ireland, Cork) and Ann Preston- Jones (English Heritage Cornwall), Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Sculpture, vol. 13, TBP British Academy.




Szarmach, Paul (Univ. of California Berkeley), Rev. of The Genesis of Books: Studies in the Scribal Culture of Medieval England in Honour of A. N. Doane, aC.