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Approaches to Teaching the Middle English Pearl

The Signifying Power of Pearl:
Medieval Literary and Cultural Contexts
for the Transformation of Genre

Pearl: A Middle English Edition and Modern English Translation

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Translating the Past:
Essays on Medieval Literature
in Honor of Marijane Osborn

Illuminating Moses: A History of Reception
from Exodus to the Renaissance

John Trevisa and the English Polychronicon

Illuminating Jesus in the Middle Ages


Who is Tom Bombadil? Interpreting the Light in Frodo Baggins and the Role of Tom Bombadil in the Healing of Traumatic Memory in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings
Journal of Tolkien Research 6 (2018)

J.R.R. Tolkien, Eucatastrophe, and the Re-Creation of Medieval Legend
Journal of Tolkien Research 4 (2017)

Why is Bilbo Baggins Invisible?: The Hidden War in The Hobbit
Journal of Tolkien Research 2 (2016)

Orphic Powers in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legend of Beren and Lúthien
Journal of Tolkien Research 1 (2015)

Teaching Tolkien’s Translations of Medieval Literature: Sir Gawain and the Green KnightSir Orfeo, and Pearl” This Rough Magic (June 2014)

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