Old English Language and Literature Talk Series: Daniel Anlezark, The University of Sydney

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), LC 211 See map
63 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511
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An Associate Professor of English at the University of Sydney, Daniel Anlezark researches and teaches in the area of Old and Middle English language and literature. He is particularly interested in the literary reception of the Bible and the literature of Classical antiquity by the Anglo-Saxons. He has published on and edited a range of Old English texts. His first book, (Water and Fire: The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England), examined the literary reception of the biblical Flood in a range of Anglo-Saxon texts, from Bede’s commentaries to the Old English epic poem Beowulf. He has published an edition of The Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn (2009), a group of highly idiosyncratic Old English dialogues found in MSS Corpus Christ College 41 and 422, involving King Solomon and the pagan God Saturn. He discusses the place of the texts in the medieval dialogue tradition, and their relationships with the riddling tradition, Anglo-Saxon homilies, and other poetry. He has edited and translated a group of Old English narrative poems from MS Junius 11 and the Exeter Book, Old Testament Narratives (2011), in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library series. He is also interested in the relationship between Old English and Old Norse literature, and edited a volume of essays on Old Norse literature, Myths Legends and Heroes: Essays in Honour of John McKinnell.

Open to: 
General Public