Rachel Anderson

Associate Professor
Department of English

Language and Literature

212 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-8536
anderach@gvsu.edu

Rachel Anderson

Courses
ENG 220 British Literature I
ENG 313 British Literature: Shakespeare
ENG 321 British Literature: Medieval
ENG 362 History of the English Language

Research Interests
My primary area of research is Anglo-Saxon hagiographic literature. In conjunction with early medieval religious writing, I am also interested in medieval political theory, especially advice manuals for kings.

Recent Publications

Beowulf: Translated by Seamus Heaney” in The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present. Ed. Jim Persoon and Rob Watson. New York: Facts on File, 2008: 41-3.

“A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle,” in The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present. Ed. Jim Persoon and Rob Watson. New York: Facts on File, 2008: 136-7.

“Hugh MacDiarmid,” in The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present. Ed. Jim Persoon and Rob Watson. New York: Facts on File, 2008: 297-8.

Review of Performances of the Sacred in Late Medieval and Early Modern England, ed. Susanne Rupp and Tobias Do?ring, for Yearbook of Comparative & General Literature. 52 (2006, published in 2008): 193-198.

“The Old Testament Homily: Ælfric as Biblical Translator” in Precedence, Practice, and Appropriation: The Old English Homily. Ed. Aaron Kleist.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2007.

Education
B.A., University of Iowa
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University