Dr. Brett Roscoe
Brett is an assistant 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 (Chaucerian and non-Chaucerian). 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.
- 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.
- ENGL 214 - Writing Matters: English Literature and Academic Interpretation I
- ENGL 215 - Writing Matters: English Literature and Academic Interpretation II
- ENGL 311 - Introduction to Medieval British Literature
- ENGL 314 - Literary Research: Theory and Methods
- ENGL 315 - Old English Language and Literature
- ENGL 319 - Exploring Medieval Literature
- ENGL 380 - The Once and Future King: Arthurian Legend and Literature
- ENGL 404 - Anxiety to Apotheosis: Literary Theory from Plato to Pater