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Loyola University Chicago

Department of English

Faculty

Allen J. Frantzen

Title/s: Professor and Loyola Faculty Scholar

Specialty Area: Old and Middle English Literature; Masculinity; History of Sexuality; World War I and Modernism

Office #: Crown Center 425

Phone: 82683

E-mail: afrantz@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://www.allenfrantzen.com/

About

(see also http://www.Anglo-Saxon.net)   

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/allen.frantzen#/allen.frantzen?ref=name

Degrees

B.A., Loras College (1969); M.A. (1973) and Ph.D. (1976), University of Virginia

Research Interests

Old and Middle English Literature; Masculinity; History of Sexuality; World War I and Modernism

Publications

Recent Publications:
“And—? Using Digital Tools to Reread The Canterbury Tales,” with Patrick J. McMahon, forthcoming in Essays in Medieval Studies 27 (2011).

"Food Words in the Anglo-Saxon Penitentials," in Fact and Fiction: From the Middle Ages to Modern Times: Essays Presented to Hans Sauer, ed. Renate Bauer and Ulrike Krischke. Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 2011. 83-99.

"Tolerance in Old and Middle English Sources," Borders and Transitions in Language, Literature, and Culture, ed. Lars Eckstein, Andrew James Johnston, and Hans Sauer. Tübingen, 2009.

"The Englishness of Bede, from Then to Now," The Cambridge Companion to Bede, ed. Scott DeGregorio, Cambridge UP, 2010.

"Window in the Wall: Looking at Grand Opera in John Gardner's Grendel." Anglo-Saxon Culture and the Modern Imagination, ed. Nicholas Perkins and David Clark, 2010.

"The Abraham Story:  Wilfred Owen's 'The Parable of the Young Man and the Old.'"  What's the Word?  No. 255.  Radio program of the Modern Language Association, produced by Sally Placksin.  www.mla.org and NPR Content Depot (30 April 2008). 

"Drama and Dialogue in Old English Poetry: The Scene of Cynewulf's Juliana." Theatre Survey 48 (2007): 99-119.

"The Handsome Sailor and the Man of Sorrows: Billy Budd and the Modernism of Benjamin Britten.” Modernist Cultures 3.1 (2007).  http://www.js-modcult.bham.ac.uk/currentissue.asp

The Anglo-Saxon Penitentials: An Electronic Edition. http://www.Anglo-Saxon.net (2007)

Books:
Anglo-Saxon Keywords.
Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Editor, with John Hines, Cædmon's Hymn and Material Culture in the World of Bede. Medieval European Studies, West Virginia University Press, 2007.

Bloody Good: Chivalry, Sacrifice, and the Great War. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2004.  

Creative Work:
"A Son at the Front," a play with music by John Frantzen, premiered June 2009, at the Athenaem Theatre, Chicago.  www.sonatthefront.com 

Work in Progress:

Teaching "Beowulf" in the Twenty-first Century, co-edited with Howell D. Chickering and R. F. Yeager. Forthcoming, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 2013.

Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England. Forthcoming, Boydell, 2014

Boxing and Masculinity: A Book for Beginners. Book manuscript.

“And—? Using Digital Tools to Reread The Canterbury Tales,” with Patrick J. McMahon, forthcoming in Essays in Medieval Studies 27 (2011).

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Department of English
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