The Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium

A Forum for Scholars of Early Medieval England

The Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium aims to foster intellectual exchange among faculty and graduate students whose interests embrace the language, literature, and culture of early medieval England. Currently based in Columbia, New York University, the University of Rhode Island, Rutgers, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, UC Berkeley, and King's College London, the Colloquium seeks to expand the resources available to Anglo-Saxonists from these universities and other institutions in the area, and also to create a welcoming intellectual community for anyone who is interested in Anglo-Saxon studies.

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Core Faculty Committee: Patricia Dailey, Columbia University; Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island; John Paul Gates; John Jay College; Stacy Klein, Rutgers University; Clare Lees, King's College, University of London; Haruko Momma, New York University; Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, UC Berkeley.

Sponsored by: The Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; The Office of the Dean for the Humanities, FAS, New York University; The Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; The Department of English, Rutgers University; University of Rhode Island; The Department of English, UC Berkeley.

Courses of Interest in Consortium Universities (Fall 2014-Fall 2016)

Past Courses of Interest in Consortium Universities


The following events have been scheduled for the 2015-2016 year. To learn about past events with ASSC, from Fall 2004 to Fall 2015 click here.

Spring 2018
March 26-27
* * * Rebecca Stephenson * * *
(University College Dublin)
Monday, March 26th
"Beheading the Viking Threat: Ælfric's Judith as a Model for Monasticized Masculinity"
Professor Stephenson considers Ælfric's Judith as part of a broader base of theological literature in reaction to Viking attacks. She argues that Judith is a model of behavior for monks, and explores the complex implications of a female model for male monastics expected not to bear arms in a time of Viking attacks.
at Columbia University
302 Philosophy Hall
Co-sponsored by the Columbia Medieval Colloquium
* * * Rebecca Stephenson * * *
(University College Dublin)
Tuesday, March 27th
Workshop on the cosmological connections between The Dream of the Rood, Ælfwine's Prayerbook, and Byrhtferth's Enchyridion
at Columbia University
location to be announced
Please contact for workshop materials.
April 13
* * * Audrey Walton * * *
(University of Toronto)
"'Ofer lagu-fæsten leof-spell manig': The Invention of the Vernacular in Cynewulf's Elene"
at Columbia University
location to be announced
Please contact for workshop materials.

Colloquium Events Archive