Medieval apocryphal literature
Literature of the World Wars
I retired from teaching in 2007 (having been appointed in 1972), but am still involved with the School and with research as Emeritus Professor. My major interests are in the fields of medieval German, Celtic and other literatures, especially medieval apocrypha, and also literature of the two world wars.
I have recently finished editing with introductions two collections of essays, one on Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front," and the other on the ninth-century Latin writer Gottschalk of Orbais. The first has now appeared in the Salem Press Critical Insights series (November 2010). I have also published a chapter for a handbook on Medieval Latin (OUP) on the relationship with vernacular languages, and several articles or translations for Festschriften and for encylopaedic works .
A book on a medieval saint's legend -- that of the incestuous saint Gregorius appeared in 2012 (also for OUP). I have also completed a bibliographical study of biblical apocrypha for OUP, and various articles for essay collections on the First World War. A collection of my papers on War literature will appear in 2015. I continue to work as a literary translator (of Remarque and others), the most recent publication being that of Walter Flex's war novel, The Wanderer Between the Two Worlds.
I am a member of the editorial board of the series Medieval and Renaissance Authors and Texts (Brill, Leiden). BA (Exeter) PhD, LittD (Cambridge), FRHistS, AMusTCL