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Editor, Old English Newsletter, 2005- .
Ed., Old English Literature: Critical Essays (New Haven: Yale UP, 2002)
ed., The Poems of MS Junius 11: Basic Readings (New York: Routledge, 2002)
vol. II, Notes and Glossary. EETS os 314 (Oxford: OUP, 2000)
Beowulf: a new verse translation (Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2000)
The Old English Version of the Gospels, vol. I, Text and Introduction. EETS os 304 (Oxford: OUP, 1994).
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“Scribes of the Mind: Editing Old English, in Theory and in Practice,” The Power of Words: Anglo-Saxon Studies Presented to Donald G. Scragg on His Seventieth Birthday, ed. Hugh Magennis and Jon Wilcox (Morgantown, WV: West Virginia UP, 2006), 245-277.
“Beowulf: Monuments, Memory, History,” Readings in Medieval Texts: Interpreting Old and Middle English Literature, ed. Elaine Treharne and David Johnson (Oxford UP, 2005), 91-108
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Awards, Honors & Grants
Neil Ker Memorial Fund Grant, British Academy, 2008.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2007-08.
University of Tennessee Professional Development Grant, 2007-08.
Editor, Old English Newsletter, 2003-
American Philosophical Society grant, 2003-4
member, Advisory Board, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, 2002-
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1996
American Philosophical Society grant, 1991
American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid, 1990
National Endowment for the Humanities Travel to Collections Grants, 1989, 1993
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