The Transmission of Beowulf: Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017) 

Old English Philology: Studies in Honour of R.D. Fulk, ed. Leonard Neidorf, Rafael J. Pascual, and Tom Shippey (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2016)

The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment, ed. Leonard Neidorf (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2014) [Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (2015) Distinction]



Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Postcolonial Imagination: Wine, Wealth, and Romanitas,” Modern Philology (forthcoming)

“Line Length in Old English Poetry: A Chronological and Stylistic Criterion,” Neophilologus (forthcoming) [with Yi Zhao and Jie Yu]

Maxims II, Line 10: Truth and Textual Criticism,” Studia Neophilologica (forthcoming)

“The Emendation of Beowulf Line 156,” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen (forthcoming)

“Garulf and Guthlaf in the Finnsburg Fragment,” Notes and Queries (forthcoming)

“The Gepids in Beowulf,” ANQ (forthcoming)

“Large-Scale Quantitative Profiling of the Old English Verse Tradition,” Nature Human Behaviour 3 (2019): 560-67 [with M. Krieger, M. Yakubek, P. Chaudhuri, and J. Dexter]

“Old Norse Influence on the Language of Beowulf: A Reassessment,” Journal of Germanic Linguistics 31 (2019): 298-322 [with Rafael J. Pascual]

“Dramatic Irony and Pagan Salvation in Beowulf,” ANQ 32 (2019): 137-39

“Caesar’s Wine and the Dating of Widsith,” Medium Ævum 88 (2019): 124-28

“The Language of Hrothgar’s Sermon,” Studia Neophilologica 91 (2019): 1-10

“Legends of Chilperic in Anglo-Saxon England,” ANQ 32 (2019): 6-8

Beowulf as Pre-National Epic: Ethnocentrism in the Poem and its Criticism,” ELH 85 (2018): 847-75

“An Old Norse Analogue to Wiglaf’s Lament (Beowulf Lines 3077-3086),” Neophilologus 102 (2018): 515-24

“The Archetype of Beowulf,” English Studies 99 (2018): 229-42

“Wealhtheow and Her Name: Etymology, Characterization, and Textual Criticism,” Neophilologus  102 (2018): 75-89

“J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fall of Arthur: Creation from Literary Criticism,” Tolkien Studies 14 (2017): 91-113 

“Hildeburh’s Mourning and The Wife’s Lament,” Studia Neophilologica 89 (2017): 197-204

"Unferth's Ambiguity and the Trivialization of Germanic Legend," Neophilologus 101 (2017): 439-54

“The Composite Authorship of The Dream of the Rood,” Anglo-Saxon England 45 (2016): 49-68

"On the Dating and Authorship of Maxims I," Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 117 (2016): 137-53

“Philology, Allegory, and the Dating of Beowulf,” Studia Neophilologica 88 (2016): 97-115

“The Pejoration of Gædeling: From Old Germanic Consanguinity to Middle English Vulgarity,” Modern Philology 113 (2016): 441-59 

“Archbishop Wulfstan’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People,” English Studies 97 (2016): 207-25 

“On the Epistemology of Old English Scholarship,” Neophilologus 99 (2015): 631-46

“Cain, Cam, Jutes, Giants, and the Textual Criticism of Beowulf,” Studies in Philology 112 (2015): 599-632

“The Language of Beowulf and the Conditioning of Kaluza's Law,” Neophilologus 98 (2014): 657-73 [with Rafael J. Pascual]

“Lexical Evidence for the Relative Chronology of Old English Poetry,” SELIM 20 (2013-14): 7-48

“Beowulf before Beowulf: Anglo-Saxon Anthroponymy and Heroic Legend,” Review of English Studies 64 (2013): 553-73

“Scribal Errors of Proper Names in the Beowulf Manuscript,” Anglo-Saxon England 42 (2013): 249-69

“The Dating of Widsið and the Study of Germanic Antiquity,” Neophilologus 97 (2013): 165-83

II Æthelred and the Politics of The Battle of Maldon,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 111 (2012): 451-73

VII Æthelred and the Genesis of the Beowulf Manuscript,” Philological Quarterly 89 (2010): 119-39



“The Beowulf Poet and Daniel of Winchester: Conversion Strategies and the Appositive Style,” to appear in English Philology and Linguistics: Essays in Honour of José Luis Martínez-Dueñas, ed. Miguel Ángel Martínez-Cabeza, Rafael J. Pascual, Belén Soria Clivillés, and Rocío G. Sumillera [under review]   

“Naming Children in Anglo-Saxon England: Ethnic Identity and Cultural Change,” in Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, ed. Susan Irvine and Winfried Rudolf (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018), 32-47

Beowulf,” in Books to FilmCinematic Adaptations of Literary Worksvol. 1, ed. Barry Keith Grant (Farmington Hills: Gale-Cengage, 2018), 21-24

“Metrical Criteria for the Emendation of Old English Poetic Texts,” in Old English Philology: Studies in Honour of R.D. Fulk, ed. Leonard Neidorf, Rafael J. Pascual, and Tom Shippey (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2016), 52-68

“Introduction: R.D. Fulk and the Progress of Philology,” in Old English Philology: Studies in Honour of R.D. Fulk, ed. Leonard Neidorf, Rafael J. Pascual, and Tom Shippey (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2016), 1-16 

“Germanic Legend, Scribal Errors, and Cultural Change,” in The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment, ed. Leonard Neidorf (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2014), 37-57

“Introduction,” in The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment, ed. Leonard Neidorf (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2014), 1-18



“The Condor and the Shepherdess (Bolivia),” “The Parrot Prince (Chile),” and “Nicholas the Fish (Colombia),” in Beauty and the Beast: Classic Tales about Animal Brides and Grooms from Around the World, ed. Maria Tatar (New York: Penguin Classics, 2017), 81-99.



“Thijs Porck, Old Age in Early Medieval England: A Cultural History,” Modern Philology (forthcoming)

Beowulf in Parallel Texts, trans. Sung-Il Lee, with a foreword by Robert D. Stevick,” English Studies (forthcoming)

“Robert DiNapoli, A Far Light: A Reading of Beowulf,” English Studies (forthcoming)

“Ciaran Arthur, ‘Charms’, Liturgies, and Secret Rites in Early Medieval England,” Anglia 137 (2019): 356-60

“Geoffrey Russom, The Evolution of Verse Structure in Old and Middle English Poetry: From the Earliest Alliterative Poems to Iambic Pentameter,” English Studies 100 (2019): 108-9

“Daniel Anlezark, Alfred the Great,” ANQ 32 (2019): 65-6

“Brittany E. Schorn, Speaker and Authority in Old Norse Wisdom Poetry,” ANQ 32 (2019): 67-8

The Complete Old English Poems, trans. Craig Williamson, with an introduction by Tom Shippey,” English Studies 99 (2018): 705-11

“Elise Louviot, Direct Speech in Beowulf and Other Old English Narrative Poems,” English Studies 99 (2018): 580-82

“John Farrell, The Varieties of Authorial Intention: Literary Theory Beyond the Intentional Fallacy,”Studia Neophilologica 90 (2018): 269-72

“Tristan Major, Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature,” Anglia 136 (2018): 741-43

“Richard Sowerby, Angels in Early Medieval England,” Anglia 136 (2018): 542-45

“Juanita Feros Ruys, Demons in the Middle Ages,” Anglia 136 (2018): 546-48

“Susan E. Deskis, Alliterative Proverbs in Medieval England: Language Choice and Literary Meaning,” Modern Philology 115 (2018): E165-67

“Michael D.C. Drout, Yvette Kisor, Leah Smith, Allison Dennett, and Natasha Piirainen, Beowulf Unlocked: New Evidence from Lexomic Analysis,” ANQ 31 (2018): 64-7

“Jonathan Davis-Secord, Joinings: Compound Words in Old English Literature,” Philological Quarterly 96 (2017): 395-98

“Shami Ghosh, Writing the Barbarian Past: Studies in Early Medieval Historical Narrative,” ANQ  30 (2017): 275-76

Andreas: An Edition, ed. Richard North and Michael D.J. Bintley,” Studia Neophilologica 89 (2017): 302-5

The Psalms and Medieval English Literature: From the Conversion to the Reformation, ed. Tamara Atkin and Francis Leneghan,” Anglia 135 (2017): 587-89 

“Michelle P. Brown, The Book and the Transformation of Britain, c. 550-1050: A Study in Written and Visual Literacy and Orality,” Anglia 132.3 (2014): 604-6

Genesis A: A New Edition, Revised, ed. A.N. Doane,” Anglia 132.2 (2014): 389-93

“Peter Baker, Honour, Exchange, and Violence in Beowulf,” Anglia 131.4 (2013): 646-48

The Old English Epic of Waldere, ed. John Himes,” Anglia 130.1 (2012): 158-61

“Hugh Magennis, Translating Beowulf: Modern Versions in English Verse,” Anglia 129.3-4 (2011): 481-84

Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination, ed. David Clark & Nicholas Perkins,” Anglia 129.1-2 (2011): 152-55

On the Aesthetics of Beowulf and Other Old English Poems, ed. John M. Hill,” Anglia 129.1-2 (2011): 150-52