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December 2, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Robin Waugh

Professor (on Sabbatical Leave)

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3712
Fax: 519-884-8307
Office Location: 3-126 Woods Bldg.

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Academic Background
BA, MA (Manitoba), PhD (Queen's). Professor (2000).


The Genre of Medieval Patience Literature: Development, Duplication, and Gender. Palgrave Macmillan. The New Middle Ages Series (2012).

Editor, with Dr. Peter Loewen (Rice University), of Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture: Conflicted Roles. Routledge. Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture (2014).

Editor, with Dr. James Weldon, of The Hero Recovered: Essays on Medieval Heroism in Honor of George Clark. Western Michigan University Press/ Medieval Institute Publications (2010).

Book Chapter:

"The City as Speaker of the Old Testament in Andreas, "Old English Literature and the Old Testament. Ed. Michael Fox and Manish Sharma. University of Toronto Press (2012).

Selected Recent Articles:

"The Testament of Job as an Example of Profeminine Patience Literature," Journal of Biblical Literature (forthcoming).

"Ongitan and the Possibility of Oral Seeing in Beowulf," Texas Studies in Literature and Language 53 (2011).

"The Foster-Mother’s Language: Anti-representation, Pseudo-feminization, and other Consequences of a Mistake of Gender Charm in Heiðarvíga saga," Scandinavian Studies 83 (2011).

"The Blindness Curse and Nonmiracles in the Old English Prose Life of Saint Guthlac," Modern Philology 106 (2009).

With Dr. Peter V. Loewen, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University: "Mary Magdalene Preaches through Song: Feminine Expression in The Shrewsbury Officium Resurrectionis and in German and Czech Easter Dramas," Speculum 82 (2007).

"Word-of-Mouth Fame in the Icelandic Sagas," Gripla 18 (2007).

"Saint Magnus's Fame in Orkneyinga saga," Journal of English and Germanic Philology 102 (2003).

"A Woman in the Mind's Eye (and not): Narrators and Gazes in Chaucer's Clerk's Tale and in Two Analogues," Philological Quarterly 79 (2000).

"Competitive Fame and the Use of mære in Beowulf," Studia Neophilologica 71 (1999).

"Misogyny, Women's Language, and Love-Language: Yngvildr fagrkinn in Svarfdæla saga,Scandinavian Studies 70 (1998).

"Literacy, Royal Power, and King-Poet Relations in Old English and Old Norse Compositions," Comparative Literature 49 (1997).

"The Characteristic Moment as a Motif in The Finnsburg Fragment and Deor," English Studies in Canada 23 (1997).

Additional Information

Research Interests: Old and Middle English literature, Old Norse, medieval studies, literary theory, Lacan, film.

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