Old English/Anglo-Saxon Old Norse-Icelandic Old French Old Saxon Germanic Philology Historiography Linguistics Philology
Early Medieval Literature (espec. Old English), paleography and manuscript studies, history of text technologies, digital editing, phenomenology of the book
lexicography; book history; language variation and change; Old English; twentieth-century British fiction, especially Bloomsbury.
I am interested in:
-late-medieval literature and culture
-keeping the three divisions separate
Old English, Anglo-Latin, medieval law, monasticism, exegesis and the history of hermeneutics (both medieval and modern), paleography and codicology, and critical theory
Old English language and literature Middle English language and literature Alfred the Great and his circle translation studies medieval geography medieval cosmology early medieval curiosity and wonder
Older Slavic languages, Old Russian, Old Church Slavonic, Older Germanic languages, Old Norse, Gothic, Old English, Tocharian, Classical Armenian, Historical linguistics, Sanskrit, Pali, Middle Indic languages, Palaeography, Romance Linguistics, Latin, Spanish, Classical Greek, Physics
Research interests include: Tolkien studies, Old English, medieval culture, Middle English, Old Norse, Old Irish, Celtic, Arthurian literature, Honors education, pedagogy, science fiction, fantasy literature, popular culture, disability studies.Homepage: http://www.unm.edu/~ldonovan/
Medieval English literature, anthropology, psychology, Shakespeare and screen writing.
I have published books, essays and articles on Old English heroic poetry, especially BEOWULF, on aesthetics, on Chaucer and on various works in the early modern, Romantic and Victorian periods. I teach undergraduates primarily and value a broad engagement with the run of English language and literature.
I teach and study the entire Medieval and Early Renaissance periods, but I specialize in Early Medieval Literature with a focus in Early Medieval England, medieval manuscripts, and a little Late Antiquity for good measure. My areas of interest for teaching and research purposes include (but often wander outside of: Early English codicology; Old English language and literature; memory studies; LA/medieval cultural geography, cosmography, and travel narratives; LA, medieval, and Early Modern ethnography and exploration; early Latin saint’s lives; Latin texts in English translation; monsters and teratology; Chaucerian dream poems; Renaissance poetry; and Ancient to modern drama. My current research interests include the textual and codicological history of the Beowulf-Manuscript (London, BL Cotton Vitellius A.xv, part 2), the earliest Latin St. Christopher legend, and the OE and Latin versions of Orosius’ History against the Pagans.