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Higher Education and Degrees

1966-72 University of California, Berkeley

 

BA 1967 (English)

 

MA 1969 (Comparative Literature)

 

PhD 1972 (Comparative Literature) 1963-65 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

 


 

Full-time Academic Employment

Professor of English, UW-Madison, 2001-2011

Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley, 1976-2004

 

Assistant Professor 1976-84

Associate Professor 1984-95

Full Professor 1995-2003

Assistant Professor of English, Brandeis University, 1972-76

Visiting Associate Professor of English, UCLA, 1989

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Teaching and Research Specialties

Old English and Middle English language and literature

Anglo-Saxon England

Comparative medieval literature (esp. English, Old Norse, Celtic, and Old French)

Theory of folklore, mythology, and oral literature

The ballad; the epic; the folktale; Scottish tradition

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Chief Awards and Fellowships

Phi Beta Kappa (1967)

Woodrow Wilson Fellow (honorary, 1967-68)

NEH Translation Grant (1980)

Howard Foundation Fellowship (1982-83)

University of California Humanities Research Fellowships (1980, 1987, 1997)

Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (1997-98)

Senior Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison (2004-09)

Elected to WARF Professorship, 2007 (as Frederic G. Cassidy Professsor of Humanities).

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Professional Affiliations

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

(President, 2010-12)

Medieval Academy of America

Modern Language Association of America

American Folklore Society

California Folklore Society

 

 

 

 

 
 

UW-Madison

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