English Professor Explores Representations of Jesus and Christianity in Medieval Texts

Badge: 2018-23 Strategic Plan: Priority 4Research conducted by Bemidji State University Assistant Professor of English Dr. Larry Swain was recently published in “Illuminating Jesus in the Middle Ages,” a compilation in which medieval scholars analyze images and ideas about Jesus between the 6th and 15th centuries.

Swain’s contribution, “The ‘Hælend’ and Other Images of Jesus in Anglo-Saxon England,” (PDF preview) explores the identity of Jesus and the presence of Christianity in Northern Europe as presented in the “Hælend,” an Anglo-Saxon adaptation of the Bible.

Additionally, Swain co-edited a volume in the “Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture” series titled “Teaching Beowulf: Practical Approaches” with Aaron Hostetter, associate professor of old and middle English at Rutgers University-Camden located in New Jersey. The volume will be published in 2020 by Medieval Institute Publications.



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