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Jacob Hobson

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow

Professional Statement

A Ph.D. candidate in English and Medieval Studies and a 2016-17 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow, I work on both Anglo-Saxon literature and medieval Scandinavian literature. I am particularly interested in medieval literary theory. My dissertation studies the pervasive social effects of salvation history in late Anglo-Saxon England.


Selected Publications and Papers Delivered


"Euhemerism and the Veiling of History in Early Scandinavian Literature." Journal of English and Germanic Philology (in press).

"National-Ethnic Narratives in Eleventh-Century Literary Representations of Cnut." Anglo-Saxon England 43 (2014): 267-95.

Recent and Current Talks:

"The Spiritual Sense of Ælfric's Catholic Homilies." 51st International Congress of Medieval Studies; Kalamazoo, MI. May 2016.

"The Trojan War and Euhemeristic Theory in Skáldskaparmál." 16th International Saga Conference; Zurich, Switzerland. August 2015.

"Political Theology in the Charters of Æthelstan A." CCASNC 2015; Cambridge, United Kingdom. February 2015.

"Histories and Historical Fictions in the Old English Boethius." Miðaldastofa; Reykjavik, Iceland. January 2015.

Recent English Courses Taught

Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
117S/203 (discussion) Shakespeare Shakespeare

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