Faculty News: Swain Presents at Texas Medieval Association Conference

Dr. Larry Swain, assistant professor of English, read his paper at the Texas Medieval Association conference in October of 2018. His paper, “Aelfric of Eynsham” analyzed the political views during the reign of Aethelred II. Aelfric, one of the most prolific writers in Old English to survive the modern period, gave the best insight to the late Anglo-Saxon period between the 10th and 11th centuries. This paper sought to demonstrate the Aelfric’s thoughts on contemporary politics. 

Dr. Swain also has a collection of essays he edited on “Old English and Continental Germanic Literature in Comparative Perspectives” that are now available. The purpose of the collection is to compare Old English to the literary remains of Old Saxon and other continental Germanic literature. 


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