Thesis Title: Compositional Techniques in Old English Poetry
Supervisor: Professor Andy Orchard and Professor Francis Leneghan
My investigations into the composition of Old English poetry - primarily hagiographic verse - involve a combination of close reading, corpus analysis, source criticism, and comparison with analogous technniques in Anglo-Latin verse. In doing so, I identify, analyse, and suggest explanations or productive interpretations of verbal paralleling, patterning, borrowing, and allusion in Old English poetry.
I am a College Lecturer at Keble College and elsewhere, and was a Research Assistant as part of the CLASP project (https://clasp.ell.ox.ac.uk/). I have previously conducted Old English workshops in the English Faculty, chaired the Old English Graduate Reading Group, and given Tutorials and Commentary classes for undergraduates of all years (and visiting students) on both Old and Middle English. I have also managed lectures and seminars for Oxford Medieval Studies in my role as Events Coordinator (https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/oxford-medieval-studies#/).
Funded by the AHRC (Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP) and the John Henry Jones Scholarship: https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/people/tom-revell
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