The Psalms in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England
My research focuses on intersections between politics, religion and literature in Anglo-Saxon England. I am especially interested in Beowulf and writings associated with King Alfred.
I am a founder and co-organiser of The Oxford Psalms Network, an interdisciplinary research group hosted by TORCH and devoted to the study of all aspects of the Psalms. I have recently co-edited two volumes of essays on medieval English psalms: with Tamara Atkin, The Psalms and Medieval English Literature: From the Conversion to the Reformation (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2017); and with Helen Appleton, The Psalms in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England, special edition of English Studies, 98.1 (2017).
I am also a committe member of Oxford Medieval Studies, a TORCH research programme devoted to the promotion of interdisciplinary medieval studies.
I lecture on Old English in the English Faculty for Prelims Paper 2 (Early Medieval Literature, c. 650-1350), and Course II FHS Paper 2 (Literature in English 600-1100), and I teach Prelims Paper 2 for St Peter's College.
I also supervise dissertations in all areas of Old English for Course I and Course II students.
I offer courses on 'Old English for Beginners', 'Old English for Improvers' and a C-Option on 'The Age of Alfred' for the MSt in English 650-1550
I supervise Masters and Doctoral dissertations on a wide range of topics connected with Anglo-Saxon England and its literature. Recent and ongoing DPhil dissertations include work on Anglo-Saxon medicine, Mercian vernacular literature, Anglo-Latin and Old English saints' lives and Alfredian prose. I welcome applications from students interested in any area of Old English.