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, 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.

To join our email list, please send a message to:

Core Faculty Committee: Patricia Dailey, Columbia University; Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island; 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, Rutgers University; University of Rhode Island; The Department of English, UC Berkeley.

Courses of Interest in Consortium Universities (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

Past Courses of Interest in Consortium Universities


The following events have been scheduled for the 2013-2014 year. To learn about past events with ASSC, from Fall 2004 to Spring 2013 click here.

Fall 2013

Tuesday October 8th

Renée R. Trilling, "Written by the Body: Sin, Redemption, and Anglo-Saxon Subjectivity."

Lecture 5-7 p.m.
300 Wheeler Hall
UC Berkeley

Renée R. Trilling, Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Renée R. Trilling is Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of The Aesthetics of Nostalgia: Historical Representation in Old English Verse and she is currently working on a book-length study that draws on recent trends in neuroscience and related fields to to explore the role of the body in the production of subjectivity in Anglo-Saxon literature. 

This event is sponsored by the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, Department of English, and the Program in Medieval Studies, UC Berkeley.

October 5th

ASSC Translation Group


Our first meeting will be at the home of Patricia Dailey. Please email to reserve a spot and for location information. We will be working on the Riming Poem from the Exeter Book.  Come with your translations if you can. Pizza following.

Spring 2014


 Joshua Davies

(King's College, The University of London)

"Visions and Ruins: History, Temporality, and Affect in the Ruin and St Erkenwald"

12:00-2:45 PM

at Columbia University

754 Schermerhorn Extension





Dorothy Kim (Vassar College) 

“Building Pleasure in the Archive of Early Middle English"

 6-8 PM

at New York University Event Space (244 Greene St)


Co-sponsored with the Medieval and Renaissance Center at NYU and the Digital Commons in English at NYU

Professor Kim will tak about the Early Middle English Society's Archive of Early Middle English which has just received a NEH grant. The project includes creating electronic editions of two important Early Middle English manuscripts, the Ormulum(Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 1) and one that contains the earliest version of the South English Legendary (Oxford Bodleian Library MS Laud. Misc 108).








The Tenth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference

at Columbia University
10 AM-4:30PM

This year's graduate student ASSC event will consist in a workshop with graduate students and advanced undergraduate students on any aspect of Anglo-Saxon studies. We will pre-circulate papers approximately

5 pages (single-spaced) in length, providing commentary and discussing the work on the day of the workshop. 
Participants: Helen Christian (Columbia), Fred Dulson (Columbia),  Nicholas Hoffman (Vassar), Mary Catherine Kinniburgh (Columbia), Bernardo Sarmiento-Hinojosa (Columbia), Erik Wade (Rutgers), Audrey Walton (Columbia)
If you would like to receive the materials for the workshop please email
Fred Dulson:
Organized by: Fred Dulson, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, and Audrey Walton.




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