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Rebecca Stephenson

Lecturer In Old & Middle English

School Of English, Drama & Film
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 716-8792
Email: rebecca.stephenson@ucd.ie

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Rebecca Stephenson (2012) Writing Poetry in the Stars: The Divine Inspiration of Poetry and Computus in Bede and Byrhtferth of Ramsey. [Oral Presentation], Writing Europe Before 1450, Bergen, Norway , 03-JUN-12 - 07-JUN-12.
Rebecca Stephenson (2014) Figuring the Secular Cleric in the Tenth-Century Benedictine Reform. [Oral Presentation], 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI , 08-MAY-14 - 10-MAY-15.
Rebecca Stephenson (2015) Pedagogy and Byrhtferth¿s Diagrams. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland, Trinity College Dublin , 10-OCT-15 - 10-OCT-15.
Rebecca Stephenson (2015) Negotiations of Scientific Knowledge and Monastic Identity in Anglo-Saxon England. [Invited Oral Presentation], Transitions: A Study Day in Honour of Prof. Mary Clayton, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 15-APR-15 - 15-APR-15.
Rebecca Stephenson (2015) The Body on the Cross: A Conversation between the Dream of the Rood and Ælfwine¿s Prayerbook. [Oral Presentation], International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Biennial Conference, Glasgow , 02-AUG-15 - 07-NOV-15.
   

Education

Year 2004 Institution: University of Notre Dame, IN
Qualification: PhD Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Rebecca Stephenson (2015) The Politics of Language: Byrhtferth, Ælfric, and the Multilingual Identity of the Benedictine Reform. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Rebecca Stephenson (2012) 'Byrhtferth¿s Enchiridion: The Effectiveness of Hermeneutic Latin' In: Elizabeth Tyler (eds). Conceptualizing Multilingualism in England, 800-1250. Turnhout: Brepols. , pp.121-144 [Details]
Rebecca Stephenson (2013) 'Assuming Virginity: Tradition and the Naked Narrative in Ælfric¿s Homily on the Assumption of the Virgin' In: Paul E. Szarmach (eds). Writing Women Saints in Anglo-Saxon England. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. , pp.103-120 [Details]
Rebecca Stephenson (2016) 'Saint Who? Building Monastic Identity through Computistical Inquiry in Byrhtferth¿s Vita S. Ecgwini' In: Rebecca Stephenson and Emily Thornbury (eds). Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Rebecca Stephenson and Emily Thornbury (Ed.). (2016) Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Rebecca Stephenson (2006) 'Ælfric of Eynsham and Hermeneutic Latin: Meatim Sed et Rustica Reconsidered'. Journal of Medieval Latin, 16 :111-141. [Details]
Rebecca Stephenson (2007) 'Reading Byrhtferth¿s Muses: Emending Section Breaks in Byrhtferth¿s ¿Hermeneutic English,¿'. Notes and queries, 16 :19-22. [Details]
Rebecca Stephenson (2009) 'Scapegoating the Secular Clergy: The Hermeneutic Style as a Form of Monastic Self-Definition'. Anglo-Saxon England, 38 :101-135. [Details]
                                   

Book Reviews

Rebecca Stephenson (2009) Book review on Ruling Women: Queenship and Gender in Anglo-Saxon Literature, by Stacy S. Klein. Book Reviews [Details]
                                                       

Research

Research Interests

My research has always examined the interactions between Latin and English in Anglo-Saxon England, culminating in my monograph The Politics of Language: Byrhtferth, Ælfric, and the Multilingual Identity of the Benedictine Reform.  My current work continues to focus on the dynamic relationship between Latin and English as literary and functional languages, but it has expanded to read the scientific literature of England in the same context as the poetic literature.  My current book project is entitled Writing Poetry in the Stars: Interactions between Science and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England.
 

Recent Postgraduates

Elaine MacDonald, MA