Dr. Robert Upchurch specializes in early medieval literature and culture, Old English sermons (especially those of Ælfric of Eynsham), and Old and Middle English saints' lives. He is currently working on a book on Ælfric's program of pastoral care. His most recent book, Ælfric's Lives of the Virgin Spouses, appeared in the Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies Series in 2007; it provides editions and translations of Ælfric's Old English lives of Julian and Basilissa, Cecilia and Valerian, and Chrysanthus and Daria and of their Latin sources, in addition to an introduction placing them in their literary-historical contexts. He has been the recipient of an NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship, a Vatican Film Library Mellon Fellowship, and a Hill Monastic Manuscript Library Heckman Research Stipend. His publications also include Saints Lives in Middle English Collections (TEAMS, 2005) and essays in A Companion to Ælfric (Brill, 2009), The Old English Homily (Brepols, 2007), Speculum, Anglo-Saxon England, Traditio, Studies in Philology, and JEGP.
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