Guest: Dr. Brandon Hawk
Assistant Professor, English, Rhode Island College
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Medieval Studies
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Fields of expertise are Old and Middle English, history of the English language, digital humanities, the Bible as/in literature, translation, and the history of the book. Most of his interests in research and teaching encompass what might be called transmission studies: the afterlives of texts, including circulation, translations, adaptations, and re-presentations in various cultures and media.

Selected Publications:
“‘Cherries at command’: Preaching the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew in Anglo-Saxon England,” forthcoming in Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions: Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha, Proceedings from the 2015 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium, ed. Tony Burke (Cascade).
“Old English Apocrypha,” forthcoming in The Encyclopedia of Medieval British Literature, ed. Siân Echard and Robert Rouse (Wiley-Blackwell, projected 2016).
“Ælfric’s Genesis and Bede’s Commentarius in Genesim,” forthcoming in Medium Ævum 85 (2016), 208-16.
“Psalm 151 in Anglo-Saxon England,” Review of English Studies n.s. 66 (2015): 805-21.

Guest: Kai Fay
Library Assistant, Harvard University Chemistry Library
MLS, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science