Anglo-Saxon (Old English) Studies

Professor Margaret Clunies Ross, McCaughey Professor of English Language and Early English Literature (the interaction between Anglo-Saxon and Norse culture; the history of Anglo-Saxon studies; the work of Edward Lye (1694-1767); see also under Old Norse-Icelandic studies and Medievalism).

Selected publications:

Mr Alex Jones, Honorary Associate (Old English phonology, history of the English Language); see also under Modern English Language Studies, Discourse Analysis and Semiotics.

Dr Daniel Anlezark, Lecturer in Medieval English, research interests in Old and Middle English literature.

Recent and Forthcoming publications:

  • ‘The “Story of Joseph” in MS Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 201’, in The Power of Words: Anglo-Saxon Studies Presented to Donald G. Scragg on His Seventieth Birthday, ed. Hugh Magennis and Jonathan Wilcox (Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2006), pp. 61-94
  • ‘Grendel and the Book of Wisdom’, Notes and Queries, September 2006
  • ‘The Classical Tradition of Avernian Places in Old English Literature’, Anglo-Saxon England.
  • ‘Middle English Poetry’, in Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature, contracted for delivery January 2007.
  • The Old English Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 422. Scholarly edition, contracted for delivery May 2007.


  • Water and Fire: The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England (Manchester University Press, 2006).
  • ‘Connecting the patriarchs: Noah and Abraham in the Old English Exodus’, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 104 (2005), 171-88.