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Higher Education and Degrees

1966-72 University of California, Berkeley

 

BA 1967 (English)

 

MA 1969 (Comparative Literature)

 

PhD 1972 (Comparative Literature)

1963-65 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

 


 

Full-time Academic Employment

Professor of English, UW-Madison, 2001-2011

Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley, 1976-2004

 

Assistant Professor 1976-84

Associate Professor 1984-95

Full Professor 1995-2003

Assistant Professor of English, Brandeis University, 1972-76

Visiting Associate Professor of English, UCLA, 1989

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Teaching and Research Specialties

Old English and Middle English language and literature

Anglo-Saxon England

Comparative medieval literature (esp. English, Old Norse, Celtic, and Old French)

Theory of folklore, mythology, and oral literature

The ballad; the epic; the folktale; Scottish tradition

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Chief Awards and Fellowships

Phi Beta Kappa (1967)

Woodrow Wilson Fellow (honorary, 1967-68)

NEH Translation Grant (1980)

Howard Foundation Fellowship (1982-83)

University of California Humanities Research Fellowships (1980, 1987, 1997)

Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (1997-98)

Senior Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison (2004-09)

Elected to WARF Professorship, 2007 (as Frederic G. Cassidy Professsor of Humanities).

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Professional Affiliations

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

(President, 2010-12)

Medieval Academy of America

Modern Language Association of America

Corresponding Fellow, The English

Association (U.K.)

American Folklore Society

California Folklore Society

Celtic Studies Association of North America

International Ballad Society (SIEF)

 

 

 

 

 
 

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