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Shannon Ambrose

Shannon AmbroseAssociate Professor

Email: ambrose@sxu.edu

Biography

Shannon Ambrose is an associate professor of English in the Language and Literature Department. She teaches freshman composition, the first half of the British literature survey (to 1700), seminars in medieval literature, first year seminars, and, Honors Humanities. She earned her doctorate at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006 and has published in journals such as Codices Manuscripti, Mediaevalia, the Old English Newsletter, Studies in Philology, and Viator. She was a Mellon Postdoctoral Dissertation Fellow at the University of London in 2002 and a selected participant for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on "Representations of the 'Other': Jews in Medieval Christendom," held at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies in 2010. She has served as a prose content reviewer for the Year's Work in Old English Literature, as editorial assistant for Eolas:The Journal for the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies, and as a member of the Executive Councils of both the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies and of the Illinois Medieval Association.

Courses Taught

Books in Progress

A Confluence of Eschatological Visions in 12th-Century Germany: A Case Study of the Hiberno-Latin and Carolingian Materials in Newberry Library's Case MS 6: Texts, Translations, and Commentary [Proposal under review with Ohio State University Press]

Publications

"The Pedagogical Challenges of Addressing the Jew, as "Other" in Anglo-Saxon England," in Teaching Representations of the "Other": Jews in Medieval England, ed. Tison Pugh and Miriamne Krummel (chapter accepted, book forthcoming 2016)

Review of Celia Chazelle, The Crucified God in the Carolingian Era: Theology and Art of Christ's Passion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) in Eolas: The Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies 8 (forthcoming 2015).

"The Theme of Lay "Clænnyss" in Ælfric's Letters to Siegeweard, Sigefyrð and Brother Edward." Mediaevalia 35 (forthcoming 2015).

"Anglo-Saxon Prose: 2010." Shannon Ambrose, Tiffany Beechy, Emily Butler, Bryan Carella, Kevin Kritsch, and Ted Leinbaugh.Year's Work in Old English Studies. Ed. Daniel Donoghue. Old English Newsletter 43, no.1/2 (2014).

"A New Assessment and Transcription of the Canon in Ebreica in London, British Library, MS 5. E. XIII," Codices Manuscripti & Impressi 91/92 (2013): 11-24.

"Goscelin of Canterbury's Sermo in festiuitate sancti Augustini Cantuariensis Anglorum apostolus," Studies in Philology 109, no.4 (2012): 364-380.

"The De Vindictis Magnis Magnorum Peccatorum: A "New" Hiberno-Latin Witness to the Book of Kings." Eolas: The Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies 5 (2012): 38-54.

"The Codicology and Palaeography of London, BL, Royal 5. E. xiii and Its Abridgement of the Collectio Canonum Hibernensis," Codices Manuscripti 54/55 (2005/2006): 1-26.

"The Collectio Canonum Hibernensis and the Literature of the Anglo-Saxon Benedictine Reform," Viator 36 (2005): 107-118.

Selected Conference Presentations

Roundtable Participant, "Hiberno-Latin Literature II: Past, Present, and Future." To be held at the Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis, MO, June 15-17, 2015.

"The Transmission and Uses of the Amalarian Liber officialis and the Collectio canonum hibernensis in the Monastic Environs of Brittany, Sankt Gall, and Reichenau." To be presented at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.

"The Canon in ebraica Contained in London, British Library, MS Royal 5. E. XIII." Presented at the Second Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis, MO, June 16-18, 2014.

"The Hiberno-Latin Milieu of the Text of the Canon in ebraica Contained in London, British Library, MS Royal 5. E. XIII." To be presented at the 33rd Annual Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Cambridge, MA, October, 2013.

"The Themes of Legitimacy and Divine Judgment in the Early Irish Apocrypha." To be presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association, Gulf Port, MS, October 18th-20th, 2012.

"The De Vindictis Magnis Magnorum Peccatorum: A 'New' Hiberno-Latin Witness to the Vetus Latina." Presented as part of an ASIMS sponsored panel titled Early Irish Monastic Culture: The Bible and Apocrypha at Home and Abroad. The 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2012.

"The Theme of Lay Clænness in Ælfric's Letters to Siegeweard, Sigefyrð and Brother Edward." The Charles Homer Haskins Society Conference, Boston, MA, November, 2011.

"The Breton Historical Context of the De Vindictis Magnis Magnorum Peccatorum Contained in London, BL MS Royal 5.E.XIII." Texts and Contexts: A Conference sponsored by the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, October, 2010.

"A Non-Moveable Feast: Ethical Eating as Social Practice in Anglo-Saxon Law and Literature." The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2010.

Selected Awards