Dr. Brett Roscoe

Assistant Professor, English P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8108 F: 780-465-3534
  • 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


Research interests

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


  • Wisdom in the Old English Resignation B
  • Wellerisms in medieval morality plays


“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.

Conference papers

"Gazing at Monstrous Wisdom in Beowulf." Conference of the Canadian Society of Medievalists. Brock University, St. Catharines. May 2014.

“The Problem of Proverb Poetry: Folklore and Identity in Málsháttakvæði.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. May 2012.

“Waves of Thought: The Wanderer, Perception, and Wisdom.” Modern Language Association Convention. Los Angeles. January 2011

“Calvinist Poetics: Fulk Greville’s Chorus and Reader Education.” Conference of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. Carleton University, Ottawa. May 2009.


  • ENGL 204/205 Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 304 Literature from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century
  • ENGL 315 Old English
  • ENGL 318 Chaucer
  • ENGL 380 Arthurian Literature
  • ENGL 410 Literature in the Middle Ages