Roy M. Liuzza



B.A., Northeast Louisiana University
M.A., Ph.D., Yale University


  • Anglo-Saxon Prognostics: Studies and Texts from London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius A.iii (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2010).
    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).

Representative articles

  • “Writing Science,” The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature, ed. Clare Lees (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
  • “Literacy,” A Handbook to Anglo-Saxon Studies, ed. Jacquline A. Stodnick and Renée R. Trilling (Wiley-Blackwell Critical Theory Handbooks. Blackwell, 2011).
  • “Iron and Irony in Beowulf,” Beowulf at Kalamazoo: Essays in Translation and Performance(Medieval Institute Press, 2011).
  • “Prayers and/or Charms to the Cross,” Cross and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England:  Studies in Honor of George Hardin Brown, ed. Karen Louise Jolly, Catherine E. Karkov, and Sarah Larratt Keefer (Morgantown, WV: West Virginia UP, 2007), 279-323.
  • “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
  • “The Sphere of Life and Death: Time, Medicine and the Visual Imagination,” Anglo-Saxon Literature: Papers for Michael Lapidge, ed. Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe and Andy Orchard (U of Toronto Press, 2005)
  • “What the Thunder Said: Anglo-Saxon Brontologies and the Problem of Sources,” Review of English Studies 55 (2004), 1-23
  • “The Tower of Babel: The Wanderer and the Ruins of History,” Studies in the Literary Imagination 36 (2003), 1-35
  • “Some Versions of Beowulf in the Nineteenth Century,” English Studies 83 (2002), 281-95
  • “Anglo-Saxon Prognostics in Context: a Survey and Handlist of Manuscripts,” Anglo-Saxon England 30 (2001), 181-230
  • “Old English Religious Prose,” A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture, ed. Phil Pulsiano and Elaine Treharne (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 2001), 233-50
  • “On the Dating of Beowulf,” Beowulf: Basic Readings, ed. Peter S. Baker. Basic Readings on Anglo-Saxon England 1 (New York: Garland, 1995; Rpt. Routledge, 2001), 281-302
  • “Scribal Habit: The Evidence of the Old English Gospels,” Rewriting Old English in the Twelfth Century, ed. M. T. Swan and E. Treharne. Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge, 2000), 143-65
  • “Who Read the Gospels in Old English?” Words and Works: Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature in Honour of Fred C. Robinson, ed. Peter S. Baker and Nicholas Howe (Toronto: U of Toronto Press, 1998), 3-24
  • “The Return of the Repressed: New and Old Theories in Old English Literary Criticism,” Old English Shorter Poems: Basic Readings, ed. Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe. Basic Readings on Anglo-Saxon England 3 (New York: Garland, 1994), 103-147.

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
  • Fulbright Fellowship (Exeter College, Oxford), 1986.