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- Bea Wood Hall
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|University of Denver||Ph.D. English||1994|
|Shippensburg University||Master of Arts||1988|
|Shippensburg University||Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Employer||Position||Start Date||End Date|
|Midwestern State University||Associate Professor of English (Promotion, Board of Regents May 9, 2008)||08/25/2008|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Professor of English||08/26/2002|
|Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri||Assistant Professor of English||08/25/1997||05/11/2002|
|University of Denver||Teaching Fellowship||09/12/1988||06/08/1991|
Book: On April 17, 2001, The Edwin Mellen Press brought out my book Craft and Anti-Craft in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. A little less than half of it served as my Ph.D. dissertation in 1994. The book concerns Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, medieval rhetoric (Geoffrey of Vinsauf’s Poetria Nova), usage of the term craeft/craft in Old and Middle English works culminating in Chaucer, as well as Latin precedents. At issue is proto-humanist epistemology in Early English Literature, with reference to Cicero, Boethius, Augustine, and Aquinas. All translation of Old English and Latin is my own.
Editor In Geardagum: Essays on Old and Middle English (1999-2011). Annual publication of The Society for New Language Study. Assumed editorship as of vol. 20. The journal is a juried publication that uses a "double blind" system to assess submissions. The Society for New Language Study and In Geardagum, its principal publication, were founded in Denver, Colorado, in the 1970's by the University of Denver medievalist, Raymond P. Tripp, Jr. The last issue was vol. 30.
Secretary Assumed full secretarial duties (archives, subscription, and mailing of the journal In Geardagum) after death of Dr. Tripp in 2005. In 2009-2010, assisted MSU professor & noted myth scholar Evans Lansing Smith in trouble-shooting, printing, and mailing copies of the annual journal he founded and edited, New Myth. The Society for New Language Study is now an archive for past issues of IG and other publications by the Society.
Past Editor. Served as editor of the inaugural issue of WordView: Studies in Literary Epistemology (Winter 1996). Sponsored by the Society for New Language Study.
"Ironic Revelation in Springsteen." Ch. 10 of Reading the Boss: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Works of Bruce Springsteen. Ed. Roxanne Harde and Irwin Streight. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2010. 201-222.
Articles "God be at your table! Cup, Minister, and Perverse Gospel in Shakespeare's Hamlet." Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature. [Ed. Nicholas Wallerstein and Roger Ochse] 9 (2002): 7-25.
"Thomist Metaphysics, Idealism, and Owen Barfield: Towards an Epistemological Criticism." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology [Ed. Paul Neumarkt] 20.3-4 (August 2000): 178-87.
"The Missal of Robert of Jumieges: A Review Article." In Geardagum [Ed.
"Bawdy Games, Cosmic Union, and Palimpsestic Continuity in Wolfgang Rudat's Earnest Exuberance in Chaucer's Poetics." Review in In Geardagum [Ed.
"Chaucer's Cecile as Christian Humanist Disputer of the Sacred." In Geardagum [Ed.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, presented my paper "The Outlaw Catholic Cosmic Bruce" for the Bruce Springsteen session of the 65th annual convention of the Rocky Mountain branch of the Modern Language Association (RMMLA) in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Saturday, October 16, 2010, presented my paper "The In-Between from St. Gregory's Dialogues to Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones" for the Literature & Religion session of the 64th annual convention of the Rocky Mountain branch of the Modern Language Association (RMMLA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Thursday, October 8, 2009, for the Old and Middle English session of the 63rd annual convention of the Rocky Mountain branch of the Modern Language Association (RMMLA), presented my paper "Free Among the Dead: Applying Augustine and the Psalms to Old English Elegy" in Snowbird, Utah.
Thursday, October 9, 2008, for the English Renaissance Literature session of the 62nd annual convention of the RMMLA, presented my paper "Undividable Incorporate: The Problem with Marital Emblems in Golding, Shakespeare, and Spenser" in Reno, Nevada.
Thursday, October 4, 2007, for the Owen Barfield session of the 61st annual convention of the RMMLA, presented my paper "Infinite Desire and Final Participation in Spenser's Faerie Queene and Lewis's Narnia Chronicles" in Calgary, Alberta.
Thursday, October 12, 2006, for the Old and Middle English session of the 60th annual convention of the RMMLA, presented my paper "Þonne cymð se Antecrist: Apocalyptic Theology in Ælfric's Catholic Homilies" in
Thursday, October 20, 2005, for the Old and Middle English session of the 59th annual convention of the RMMLA, p
Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo (Western Michigan University) for the Old English Poetry session, presented my paper, "Astigendum in Seað: Descent to the Pit in OE Psalm and Elegy."