Director, Program of Medieval Studies
Office: 323 McGraw Hall
Phone: (607) 255-3311
Fax: (607) 255-0469
Office Hours: Wednesday: 2:00-4:00pm
|Violence & Order in the North|
Other courses taught at Cornell:
HIST 1180 FWS: Viking America
HIST 1510 Western Civilization, http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/hist1510/
HIST 2100 Government of God
HIST 2770 Getting Medieval I
HIST 2771 Getting Medieval II
HIST 3200 The Viking Age, http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/hist320/
HIST 4560/6560 Topics in Medieval Historiography
HIST 4601 Towards a Prehistory of Terrorism
HIST 4760/6760 A Usable Past: History and Story in the Norse Sagas
HIST 4910/6920 Approaches to Medieval Violence
Ph.D University of Toronto, 2002
M.A. University of Toronto, 1996
B.A. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1995
Recent Publications and Awards
Book manuscript: This Spattered Isle: Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland.
Co-edited book: A Great Effusion of Blood? Interpreting Medieval Violence, ed. with Mark Meyerson and Daniel Thiery (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004).
Bystanders and Hearsayers First: Reassessing Participant Roles in Duelling, in A Great Effusion of Blood?, ed. Meyerson, Thiery and Falk, pp. 98-130.
(with Mark Meyerson and Daniel Thiery:) Introduction, in A Great Effusion of Blood?, pp. 3-16.
(with Mark Meyerson and Daniel Thiery:) Conclusion, in A Great Effusion of Blood?, pp. 309-14.
Beardless Wonders: Gaman vas Sxu (The Sex was Great), in Verbal Encounters: Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse Studies for Roberta Frank, ed. Antonina Harbus and Russell Poole (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), pp. 223-46.
Did Rannveig Change her Mind? Resolve and Violence in orsteins ttr stangarhggs, Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 1 (December 2005): 15-42.
Fragments of Fourteenth-Century Icelandic Folklore, in Preprint Papers of the 13th International Saga Conference, Durham and York, 6th-12th August, 2006, ed. John McKinnell, David Ashurst and Donata Kick, 2 vols. (Durham: The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Durham University, 2006), vol. 1, pp. 231-40.
Beowulfs Longest Day: The Amphibious Hero in his Element (Beowulf, ll. 1495b-96), Journal of English and Germanic Philology 106:1 (January 2007): 1-21.
The Vanishing Volcanoes: Fragments of Fourteenth-Century Icelandic Folklore, Folklore 118:1 (April 2007): 1-22.
A Dark-Age Peter Principle: Beowulfs Incompetence Threshold, Early Medieval Europe 18:1 (2010): 2-25.
William Ian Miller, Audun and the Polar Bear: Luck, Law, and Largesse in a Medieval Tale of Risky Business (Leiden: Brill, 2008), The Medieval Review 09.03.12 [online: < http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=tmr;cc=tmr;q1=audun;rgn=main;view=text;idno=baj9928.0903.012 >].
Society for the Humanities, Cornell University; Faculty Fellowship on Culture and Conflict, 2005-2006.
Society for the Humanities, Cornell University; Marcham Seminar grant for interdisciplinary teaching (awarded for HIS 476/676 "A Usable Past: History and Story in the Norse Sagas," team-taught with Thomas D. Hill), 2005.
Medieval Studies website http://www.arts.cornell.edu/medieval/
Fiske Icelandic Collection http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/Fiske/default.htm
Norse Links http://www.oe.eclipse.co.uk/nom/norselinks.htm