Robert Upchurch, Ph.D. | Department of English

Robert Upchurch, Ph.D.

Professor | Distinguished Teaching Professor
409F Language Bldg

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. Most recently, he was co-editor with Aaron Kleist of Ælfrician Homilies and Varia: Editions, Translations and Commentary published by Boydell & Brewer in its Anglo-Saxon Texts Series. He contributed as a core team member to The Digital Ælfric published by Scholarly Digital Editions, an affiliate of Boydell and Brewer, and The Digital Ælfric received a Seal of Approval from the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions. His book, Ælfric's Lives of the Virgin Spouses, appeared in the Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies Series, and 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 contributions to Saints' Lives in Middle English Collections, and essays in the collections Old English Anonymous Homilies, Saints and Scholars: New Perspectives on Anglo-Saxon Culture, A Companion to Ælfric, and The Old English Homily, and journal articles in Anglo-Saxon England, JEGP, Speculum, Studies in Philology, and Traditio.