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Benjamin Weber

Benjamin Weber, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

On Faculty since 2017
Blanchard 309


Ph.D., Medieval Studies Program, Cornell University

M.A., Medieval Studies Program, Cornell University

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Classics Department, Columbia University

A.B., English Department, Princeton University

Published Articles

“A Brief History of Anglo-Saxon Education.” History Compass 17.2 (2019): 1-13.

“A Harmony of Contrasts: the Guthlac Poems of the Exeter Book.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 114.2 (2015): 201-18.

“The Isidorian Context of Aldhelm’s ‘Lorica’ and Exeter Riddle 35.” Neophilologus 96.3 (2012): 457-66.

 “’Smothe and Plain and Al Grene’: Sir Orfeo’s Flat Fairyland.” Notes and Queries 58.1 (2011): 19-24.

Articles Forthcoming

Forthcoming in Anglo-Saxon England (2019): “Sworn Swords: the Germanic Context of aðsweord in Beowulf 2064.”

Forthcoming in The Pocket Instructor: Writing (Princeton University Press): “The Rhetoric of Source Use.”

Articles Submitted and In Preparation

In Preparation: “Charity and ‘Cristes Oune Fode’ in the C-text of Piers Plowman.”

2019   “Piers Plowman and the Invention of Pilgrimage.” 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2017    “Towards a New History of Anglo-Saxon Translation.” International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

2017    “Alfred and the Liberal Arts.” 52nd ICMS Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2017    Panelist in “Animal Studies (A Roundtable).” 52nd ICMS

2015    “Augustine and Gregory: Revisiting the Preface to the Pastoral Care.” 50th ICMS

2013    “Violence and Delay in Þorsteins þáttr stangarhöggs.” 48th ICMS

2011    “Judgment Day II and the Poetics of Prayer.” 47th ICMS

2010    “A Harmony of Opposites: the Guthlac Poems of the Exeter Book.” 45th ICMS

2009    “The Loathsome Tree in Genesis B.” 44th ICMS

2007    “Vocatives in Beowulf: A Case Study.” Midwest Modern Language Association, Cleveland, OH

Modern Language Association

Medieval Academy

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

Early Proverb Society

Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture (SASLC) project