Updates: New Position, New Scholarship, New Baby

Wes þu hal,

I have quite a bit of news, so let’s dive right into it.

First, I am happy to say that I successfully defended my dissertation, Divine and Diabolical Power in Old English and Old Saxon Literature, on April 10th. All of the necessary revisions and red-tape have been taken care of, and I will formally receive my PhD on August 11th. With my degree completed, I will be joining Baylor’s English Department this fall as a Lecturer. Relatedly, I will be updating the “Teaching” section of my website with a new syllabus from my first World Literature course soon.

In addition to these developments, I am pleased to announce that two of my articles about the Old Saxon Heliand have recently been published in Modern Philology (116.1, August 2018) and Neophilologus (102.2, April 2018). You can find links to the proofs of these articles in the “Research” section of this site. Also in Old Saxon news, the fourth annual “Studies in the Heliand” panel has been accepted for the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies. Look for a formal Call for Papers regarding this panel in the coming weeks.

Most importantly, I am thrilled to say that my wife and I welcomed Alexander Neil Harrison into the world on July 12th. In addition to the usual scholarly fair, I’ll keep everyone updated on him with my posts here over the coming months.