Thesis Title: Compositional Techniques in Old English Poetry
Supervisor: Professor Andy Orchard
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 teach Old English language in the Faculty, run the Old English Graduate Reading Group, and work as a Graduate Research Assistant as part of the CLASP project (https://clasp.ell.ox.ac.uk/). I have given Tutorials and Commentary classes in Prelims Paper 2 and FHS Paper 2, as well as in FHS Course II Papers 1 and 2. I also run all of the lectures and seminars for Oxford Medieval Studies in my role as Events Coordinator (https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/oxford-medieval-studies#/).