Dr. Brett Roscoe

Associate Professor, English

P: 825-901-0554
  • PhD, English, Queen's University, 2014
  • MA, English, University of Western Ontario, 2008
  • BA Honours, English, University of Manitoba, 2007
  • BA, Old Testament Studies, Providence College, 2000


Brett is an Associate Professor of English. He started teaching at The King’s University in 2012 and received his PhD in English from Queen’s University in 2014. He teaches introductory literature courses as well as courses in Arthurian literature, Old English language and literature, and Middle English literature. His research is focused on Old English and Old Norse-Icelandic wisdom literature, though he is also interested in cognitive approaches to literature and intersections of literature and theology.

Research interests

  • Medieval Literature (Old Norse-Icelandic, Old English, Middle English)
  • Wisdom (in) Literature
  • Cognitive Approaches to Literature


“Reading the Diptych: The Awntyrs off Arthure, Medium, and Memory.” Arthuriana 24.1 (2014): 49-65.

“On Reading Renaissance Closet Drama: A Reconsideration of the Chorus in Fulke Greville’s Alaham and Mustapha.” Studies in Philology 110.4 (2013): 762-88.

Recent Conference Papers

“The Postsecular Afterlife of Saint Winifred in Ellis Peters’ A Morbid Taste for Bones.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. May 2019.

“Making God’s Word: Manuscript Production, Nature, and the Bible in The Secret of Kells and Exeter Book Riddle 26.” Conference of the Christianity and Literature Study Group (CLSG). University of Regina. May 2018.

“The ‘Wisdom’ of Resignation B.” International Medieval Congress. University of Leeds. May 2016.