Associate Professor Daniel Anlezark

BA (Macquarie), MStud (Oxford), DPhil (Oxford)
Associate Professor

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3828

Biographical details

I research and teach in the area of Old and Middle English language and literature. I am particularly interested in the literary reception of the Bible and the literature of Classical antiquity by the Anglo-Saxons. I have published on and edited a range of Old English texts. My first book (Water and Fire: The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England, 2006) examined the literary reception of the biblical Flood in a range of Anglo-Saxon texts, from Bede's commentaries to the Old English epic poem Beowulf. I have published an edition of The Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn (2009), a group of highly idiosyncratic Old English dialogues found in MSS Corpus Christ College 41 and 422, involving King Solomon and the pagan God Saturn. I discuss the place of the texts in the medieval dialogue tradition, and their relationships with the riddling tradition, Anglo-Saxon homilies, and other poetry. I have edited and translated a group of Old English narrative poems from MS Junius 11 and the Exeter Book, Old Testament Narratives (2011), in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library series. I am also interested in the relationship between Old English and Old Norse literature, and edited a volume of essays on Old Norse literature, Myths Legends and Heroes: Essays in Honour of John McKinnell. I teach widely across the literature of the Middle Ages, and welcome research students interested in texts and ideas from across the period.

Research interests

Teaching and supervision

I teach widely across the literature of the Middle Ages, and welcome research students interested in texts and ideas from across the period.

Current projects

  • Old English philosophical literature
  • Anglo-Saxon literary patronage

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2012

  • Anglo-Saxon Literary Patronage: Origins and Development; Anlezark D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Anglo-Saxon Schoolbooks: British Library MS Harley 3271 and related manuscripts; Anlezark D; University of Sydney/Newly Appointed Staff.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Anlezark, D. (2011). Old Testament Narratives. United States: Harvard University Press.
  • Anlezark, D. (2009). The Old English Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn. United Kindom: D.S. Brewer.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Water and Fire: The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Anlezark, D. (2013). Shapeshifting in Old English Literature and Early Irish Influence. In Pamela O'Neill (Eds.), The Land Beneath the Sea: Essays in Honour of Anders Ahlqvist's Contribution to Celtic Studies in Australia, (pp. 9-31). Sydney, Australia: Celtic Studies Foundation.
  • Anlezark, D. (2013). The Anglo-Saxon world view. In Malcolm Godden, Michael Lapidge (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature, (pp. 66-81). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Anlezark, D. (2012). Gregory the Great: Reader, Writer and Read. In Peter Clarke and Charlotte Methuen (Eds.), The Church and Literature, (pp. 12-34). Suffolk, UK: Boydell Press.
  • Anlezark, D. (2011). All at Sea: Beowulf's Marvellous Swimming. In Daniel Anlezark (Eds.), Myths, Legends, and Heroes: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature in Honour of John McKinnell, (pp. 225-241). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Anlezark, D. (2010). Old English biblical and devotional poetry. In Saunders, Corrinne (Eds.), A Companion to Medieval Poetry, (pp. 101-124). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Anlezark, D. (2010). Old English epic poetry: Beowulf. In Saunders, Corrinne (Eds.), A Companion to Medieval Poetry, (pp. 141-160). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Anlezark, D. (2009). Part II Medieval: Introduction. In Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, Christopher Rowland (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature, (pp. 41-60). West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Reading 'The Story of Joseph' in MS Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 201. In Jonathan Wilcox, Hugh Magennis (Eds.), The Power of Words: Anglo-Saxon Studies Presented to Donald G. Scragg on his Seventieth Birthday, (pp. 61-94). Morgantown, WV, USA: West Virginia University Press.
  • Anlezark, D. (2003). The Fall of the Angels in Solomon and Saturn II. In Kathryn Powell and Donald Scragg (Eds.), Apocryphal Texts and Traditions in Anglo-Saxon England, (pp. 121-133). Boydell & Brewer Ltd.

Journals

  • Anlezark, D. (2012). Monstrous Birds and Marvellous Mountains: Vasa mortis and Early Irish Influence in the Old English Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn. Australian Celtic Journal, 10, 29-56.
  • Anlezark, D. (2011). The stray ending in the Solomonic anthology in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 422. Medium Aevum, 80 (LXXX)(2), 201-216.
  • Anlezark, D. (2010). Book Review: Catholic Collecting, Catholic Reflection 1538-1850: Objects as a Measure of Reflection on a Catholic Past and the Construction of a Recusant Identity in England and America, ed. V.C. Raguin. Journal of Religious History, 34, 75-76.
  • Anlezark, D. (2010). Understanding numbers in London, British Library, Harley 3271. Anglo-Saxon England, 38, 137-155. [More Information]
  • Anlezark, D. (2008). Review of "Literary landscapes and the idea of England, 700–1400". The Review of English Studies: a quarterly journal of English literature and the English language, 58(236), 554-555.
  • Anlezark, D. (2008). Review of "Old English poetics: the aesthetics of the familiar in Anglo-Saxon England" by Elizabeth M. Tyler. Early Medieval Europe, 16(2), 247-248.
  • Anlezark, D. (2008). Review of "Ritual and the Rood: liturgical images and the Old English poems of 'The Dream of the Rood' tradition" by Eamonn O Carragain. Medium Aevum, 77(1), 125-126.
  • Anlezark, D. (2008). Review of "Ælfric and the cult of saints in late Anglo-Saxon England" by Mechthild Gretsch. Medium Aevum, 77(1), 127-127.
  • Anlezark, D. (2007). Charters of Malmesbury Abbey. Medium Aevum, 76(2), 378-379.
  • Anlezark, D. (2007). King Alfred’s Old English Translation of Pope Gregory the Great’s Regula pastoralis and its Cultural Context: A Study and Partial Edition According to All Surviving Manuscripts Based on Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 12. Medium Aevum, 76(2), 378-379.
  • Anlezark, D. (2007). Poisoned places: the Avernian tradition in Old English poetry. Anglo-Saxon England, 36, 103-126.
  • Anlezark, D. (2007). Ruling Women: Queenship and Gender in Anglo-Saxon Literature. Medium Aevum, 76(2), 339-349.
  • Anlezark, D. (2007). The Anglo-Saxon Library. Medium Aevum, 76(2), 315-315.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). A Companion to Beowulf (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 324-325.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Coedmon’s Hymn: A Multi-media Study, Edition and Archive (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 356-357.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Framing the Middle Ages (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 379-379.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms, Rewriting Histories. Medium Aevum, 75(2), 379-379.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Grendel and the Book of Wisdom. Notes and Queries: for readers and writers, collectors and librarians, 53(2), 262-269.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Medieval English Language Scholarship: Autobiographies by Representative Scholars in our Discipline (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 373-373.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Scripture and Pluralism: Reading the Bible in the Religiously Plural Worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Studies in the History of Christian Traditions CXXIII (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75, 366-366.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Sex and Sexuality in Anglo-Saxon England: Essays in Memory of Daniel Gillmore Calder (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 363-363.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Susan Irvine, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition, Vol. VII: MS. E (review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 357-357.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). The Blickling Homilies: Edition and Translation (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(1), 173-173.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). The Cambridge Old English Reader (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75, 324-324.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Victoria Thompson, Dying and Death in Later Anglo-Saxon England. Medium Aevum, 75(1), 143-143.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Writing the Oral Tradition: Oral Poetics and Literate Culture in Medieval England (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(1), 144-145.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Connecting the Patriarchs: Noah and Abraham in the Old English Exodus. Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 104(2), 171-188.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). King Harold II and the Bayeux Tapestry. Publications for the Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies 3 (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(2), 377-377.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Rome and the North: The Early Reception of Gregory the Great in Germanic Europe, Mediaevalia Groningana, NS 4 (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(1), 179-179.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Textual and Material Culture in Anglo-Saxon England: Thomas Northcote Toller and the Toller Memorial Lectures (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74, 376-376.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). The Christian Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England: Approaches to Current Scholarship and Teaching, Christianity and Culture: Issues in Teaching and Research (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(1), 181-181.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Verbal Encounters: Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse Studies for Roberta Frank.(Further short notices)(Brief Article)(Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(2), 370-371.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Wulfstan, Archbishop of York: The Proceedings of the Second Alcuin Conference (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(2), 377-378.
  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Anglo-Saxon England (Book Review). Notes and Queries: for readers and writers, collectors and librarians, 51(1), 63-64.
  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Brian Murdoch, The Medieval Popular Bible: Expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 73(2), 324-325.
  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Elizabeth Coatsworth and Michael Pinder, The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith. Medium Aevum, 73(2), 377-377.
  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Three Notes on the Old English Meters of Boethius. Notes and Queries: for readers and writers, collectors and librarians, 51(1), 10-15.
  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Unlocking the Wordhord: Anglo-Saxon Studies in Memory of Edward B. Irving, Jr (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 73(2), 373-374.
  • Anlezark, D. (2003). "Beowulf and the Critics" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Review). Medium Aevum, 72(2), 319-320.
  • Anlezark, D. (2003). Andy Orchard, "A critical companion to 'Beowulf'". Medium Aevum, 72(2), 320-321.
  • Anlezark, D. (2002). Sceaf, Japheth and the Origins of the Anglo-Saxons. Anglo-Saxon England, 31, 13-46.
  • Anlezark, D. (2000). An Ideal Marriage: Abraham and Sarah in Old English Literature. Medium Aevum, 69(2), 187-210.

Other

  • Anlezark, D. (2002), The Sources of the Old English Meters of Boethius (Cameron A.6).
  • Anlezark, D. (2001), The Sources of Exodus (Cameron A.1.2).
  • Anlezark, D. (2001), The Sources of Pharaoh (Cameron A.3.28).
  • Anlezark, D. (2001), The Sources of The Order of the World (Cameron A.3.14).

2013

  • Anlezark, D. (2013). Shapeshifting in Old English Literature and Early Irish Influence. In Pamela O'Neill (Eds.), The Land Beneath the Sea: Essays in Honour of Anders Ahlqvist's Contribution to Celtic Studies in Australia, (pp. 9-31). Sydney, Australia: Celtic Studies Foundation.
  • Anlezark, D. (2013). The Anglo-Saxon world view. In Malcolm Godden, Michael Lapidge (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature, (pp. 66-81). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2012

  • Anlezark, D. (2012). Gregory the Great: Reader, Writer and Read. In Peter Clarke and Charlotte Methuen (Eds.), The Church and Literature, (pp. 12-34). Suffolk, UK: Boydell Press.
  • Anlezark, D. (2012). Monstrous Birds and Marvellous Mountains: Vasa mortis and Early Irish Influence in the Old English Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn. Australian Celtic Journal, 10, 29-56.

2011

  • Anlezark, D. (2011). All at Sea: Beowulf's Marvellous Swimming. In Daniel Anlezark (Eds.), Myths, Legends, and Heroes: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature in Honour of John McKinnell, (pp. 225-241). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Anlezark, D. (2011). Old Testament Narratives. United States: Harvard University Press.
  • Anlezark, D. (2011). The stray ending in the Solomonic anthology in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 422. Medium Aevum, 80 (LXXX)(2), 201-216.

2010

  • Anlezark, D. (2010). Book Review: Catholic Collecting, Catholic Reflection 1538-1850: Objects as a Measure of Reflection on a Catholic Past and the Construction of a Recusant Identity in England and America, ed. V.C. Raguin. Journal of Religious History, 34, 75-76.
  • Anlezark, D. (2010). Old English biblical and devotional poetry. In Saunders, Corrinne (Eds.), A Companion to Medieval Poetry, (pp. 101-124). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Anlezark, D. (2010). Old English epic poetry: Beowulf. In Saunders, Corrinne (Eds.), A Companion to Medieval Poetry, (pp. 141-160). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Anlezark, D. (2010). Understanding numbers in London, British Library, Harley 3271. Anglo-Saxon England, 38, 137-155. [More Information]

2009

  • Anlezark, D. (2009). Part II Medieval: Introduction. In Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, Christopher Rowland (Eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature, (pp. 41-60). West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Anlezark, D. (2009). The Old English Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn. United Kindom: D.S. Brewer.

2008

  • Anlezark, D. (2008). Review of "Literary landscapes and the idea of England, 700–1400". The Review of English Studies: a quarterly journal of English literature and the English language, 58(236), 554-555.
  • Anlezark, D. (2008). Review of "Old English poetics: the aesthetics of the familiar in Anglo-Saxon England" by Elizabeth M. Tyler. Early Medieval Europe, 16(2), 247-248.
  • Anlezark, D. (2008). Review of "Ritual and the Rood: liturgical images and the Old English poems of 'The Dream of the Rood' tradition" by Eamonn O Carragain. Medium Aevum, 77(1), 125-126.
  • Anlezark, D. (2008). Review of "Ælfric and the cult of saints in late Anglo-Saxon England" by Mechthild Gretsch. Medium Aevum, 77(1), 127-127.

2007

  • Anlezark, D. (2007). Charters of Malmesbury Abbey. Medium Aevum, 76(2), 378-379.
  • Anlezark, D. (2007). King Alfred’s Old English Translation of Pope Gregory the Great’s Regula pastoralis and its Cultural Context: A Study and Partial Edition According to All Surviving Manuscripts Based on Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 12. Medium Aevum, 76(2), 378-379.
  • Anlezark, D. (2007). Poisoned places: the Avernian tradition in Old English poetry. Anglo-Saxon England, 36, 103-126.
  • Anlezark, D. (2007). Ruling Women: Queenship and Gender in Anglo-Saxon Literature. Medium Aevum, 76(2), 339-349.
  • Anlezark, D. (2007). The Anglo-Saxon Library. Medium Aevum, 76(2), 315-315.

2006

  • Anlezark, D. (2006). A Companion to Beowulf (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 324-325.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Coedmon’s Hymn: A Multi-media Study, Edition and Archive (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 356-357.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Framing the Middle Ages (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 379-379.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). From Roman Provinces to Medieval Kingdoms, Rewriting Histories. Medium Aevum, 75(2), 379-379.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Grendel and the Book of Wisdom. Notes and Queries: for readers and writers, collectors and librarians, 53(2), 262-269.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Medieval English Language Scholarship: Autobiographies by Representative Scholars in our Discipline (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 373-373.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Reading 'The Story of Joseph' in MS Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 201. In Jonathan Wilcox, Hugh Magennis (Eds.), The Power of Words: Anglo-Saxon Studies Presented to Donald G. Scragg on his Seventieth Birthday, (pp. 61-94). Morgantown, WV, USA: West Virginia University Press.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Scripture and Pluralism: Reading the Bible in the Religiously Plural Worlds of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Studies in the History of Christian Traditions CXXIII (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75, 366-366.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Sex and Sexuality in Anglo-Saxon England: Essays in Memory of Daniel Gillmore Calder (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 363-363.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Susan Irvine, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition, Vol. VII: MS. E (review). Medium Aevum, 75(2), 357-357.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). The Blickling Homilies: Edition and Translation (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(1), 173-173.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). The Cambridge Old English Reader (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75, 324-324.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Victoria Thompson, Dying and Death in Later Anglo-Saxon England. Medium Aevum, 75(1), 143-143.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Water and Fire: The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.
  • Anlezark, D. (2006). Writing the Oral Tradition: Oral Poetics and Literate Culture in Medieval England (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 75(1), 144-145.

2005

  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Connecting the Patriarchs: Noah and Abraham in the Old English Exodus. Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 104(2), 171-188.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). King Harold II and the Bayeux Tapestry. Publications for the Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies 3 (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(2), 377-377.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Rome and the North: The Early Reception of Gregory the Great in Germanic Europe, Mediaevalia Groningana, NS 4 (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(1), 179-179.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Textual and Material Culture in Anglo-Saxon England: Thomas Northcote Toller and the Toller Memorial Lectures (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74, 376-376.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). The Christian Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England: Approaches to Current Scholarship and Teaching, Christianity and Culture: Issues in Teaching and Research (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(1), 181-181.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Verbal Encounters: Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse Studies for Roberta Frank.(Further short notices)(Brief Article)(Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(2), 370-371.
  • Anlezark, D. (2005). Wulfstan, Archbishop of York: The Proceedings of the Second Alcuin Conference (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 74(2), 377-378.

2004

  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Anglo-Saxon England (Book Review). Notes and Queries: for readers and writers, collectors and librarians, 51(1), 63-64.
  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Brian Murdoch, The Medieval Popular Bible: Expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 73(2), 324-325.
  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Elizabeth Coatsworth and Michael Pinder, The Art of the Anglo-Saxon Goldsmith. Medium Aevum, 73(2), 377-377.
  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Three Notes on the Old English Meters of Boethius. Notes and Queries: for readers and writers, collectors and librarians, 51(1), 10-15.
  • Anlezark, D. (2004). Unlocking the Wordhord: Anglo-Saxon Studies in Memory of Edward B. Irving, Jr (Book Review). Medium Aevum, 73(2), 373-374.

2003

  • Anlezark, D. (2003). "Beowulf and the Critics" by J.R.R. Tolkien (Review). Medium Aevum, 72(2), 319-320.
  • Anlezark, D. (2003). Andy Orchard, "A critical companion to 'Beowulf'". Medium Aevum, 72(2), 320-321.
  • Anlezark, D. (2003). The Fall of the Angels in Solomon and Saturn II. In Kathryn Powell and Donald Scragg (Eds.), Apocryphal Texts and Traditions in Anglo-Saxon England, (pp. 121-133). Boydell & Brewer Ltd.

2002

  • Anlezark, D. (2002). Sceaf, Japheth and the Origins of the Anglo-Saxons. Anglo-Saxon England, 31, 13-46.
  • Anlezark, D. (2002), The Sources of the Old English Meters of Boethius (Cameron A.6).

2001

  • Anlezark, D. (2001), The Sources of Exodus (Cameron A.1.2).
  • Anlezark, D. (2001), The Sources of Pharaoh (Cameron A.3.28).
  • Anlezark, D. (2001), The Sources of The Order of the World (Cameron A.3.14).

2000

  • Anlezark, D. (2000). An Ideal Marriage: Abraham and Sarah in Old English Literature. Medium Aevum, 69(2), 187-210.

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