Andrew Rabin

English Courses Recently Taught:

ENGL 301 - 01: British Literature I (Spring, 2008)
ENGL 591 - 01: History of Criticism: Plato to the New Criticism (Spring, 2008)
ENGL 313 - 01: British Literature from Beg. - Shakespeare (Fall, 2007)
ENGL 624 - 75: Old & Middle English Language and Lit. (Fall, 2007)
ENGL 310 - 04: Writing About Literature (Spring, 2007)
ENGL 541 - 01: Studies Old & Middle English Literature (Spring, 2007)
ENGL 301 - 01: British Literature I (Fall, 2006)
ENGL 401 - 01: Honors Seminar (Fall, 2006)
ENGL 301 - 01: British Literature I (Spring, 2006)
ENGL 541 - 01: Studies Old & Middle English Literature (Spring, 2006)

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. from University of Chicago

Teaching Areas

  • Old and Middle English Literature

Research Interests

  • Old English Language and Literature, Anglo-Saxon Law, History of the English Language, Middle English Literature, Medieval Theories of Language and Rhetoric

Publications:

Book Length

Andrew Rabin, The Political Writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York (Manchester: Manchester University Press), forthcoming, 2014.

Andrew Rabin, ed. Dante: The Inferno, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, vol. 142 (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale-Cengage), 2012.

Andrew Rabin, ed. The Venerable Bede, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, vol. 130 (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale-Cengage), 2011.

Andrew Rabin, ed., Law and Legal Culture in Early Medieval Europe, Heroic Age, vol. 14, no. 2 (2011). http://www.mun.ca/mst/heroicage/issues/14/toc.php.

Stefan Jurasinski, Lisi Oliver, and Andrew Rabin, eds. English Law Before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (Leiden: Brill), 2010.

Articles:

“Courtly Habits: Monastic Women’s Legal Literacy in Early Anglo-Saxon England,” in Virginia Blanton, Veronica O’Meara, and Patricia Stoop, eds. Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Kansas City Dialogue (Turnhout: Brepols), forthcoming.

“Archbishop Wulfstan’s ‘Compilation on Status’ in the Textus Roffensis,” in Barbara Bombi and Bruce O’Brien, eds. Textus Roffensis: Law, Language, and Libraries in Medieval England (Turnhout: Brepols), forthcoming.

“Witnessing Kingship: Royal Power and the Legal Subject in the Old English Laws,” in Gale Owen Crocker, ed. Kingship, Legislation and Power in Anglo-Saxon England (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2013), pp. 219-36

“Holy Bodies, Legal Matters: Reaction and Reform in the Early Eleventh Century,” Studies in Philology, v. 110, no. 2 (2013): 220-265.

“Law and Justice” in Jacqueline Stodnick and Renee Trilling, eds. The Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies (Oxford: Blackwell, 2012), pp. 85-98.

“Testimony and Authority in Old English Law: Writing the Subject in the Fonthill Letter,” in Robert S. Sturges, ed. Law and Sovereignty in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, v. 28 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011) pp. 153-72.

“Felix Liebermann and Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen,” in Stefan Jurasinski, Lisi Oliver, and Andrew Rabin, eds. English Law Before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (Leiden: Brill, 2010), pp. 1-8.

“Ritual Magic or Legal Performance? Reconsidering an Old English Charm Against Theft,” in Stefan            Jurasinski, Lisi Oliver, and Andrew Rabin, eds. English Law Before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (Leiden: Brill, 2010), pp. 177-198.

“Evidence for Wulfstan’s Authorship of the Old English Að,Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, v. 111, no. 1(2010): 43-52.

“Hypermetric Verse in an Old English Charm Against Theft,” Notes & Queries, v. 56, no. 4 (2009): 482-85.

“A Once and Future Dude: The Big Lebowski as Medieval Grail-Quest,” in The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies, ed. Aaron Jaffe and Edward Commentale (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2009), pp. 58-73.

“Female Advocacy and Royal Protection in Tenth Century England: The Legal Career of Queen Ælfthryth,” Speculum, v. 84, no. 2 (April, 2009): 261-88.Winner of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists 2011 Prize for Best Article of the 2009-10 Biennium

“Bede, Dryhthelm, and the Witness to the Other World: Testimony and Conversion in the Historia Ecclesiastica,Modern Philology, v. 106, no. 3 (February, 2009): 375-98.

“Anglo-Saxon Women Before the Law: Student Editions of Five Old English Lawsuits,” Old English Newsletter, v. 41, no. 3 (2008): 33-56.

"'The Snare of Deceitful Thoughts': Reading Holofernes's Flynet in the Old English Judith," TheKentucky Philological Review, v. 22 (2008): 46-54.

“Old English forespeca and the Role of the Advocate in Old English Law,” Mediæval Studies, v. 69 (2007): 223-54.

“The Wolf’s Testimony to the English: Law and the Witness in the Sermo Lupi ad Anglos,”JEGP, v. 105, no. 3 (2006): 388-414.

“Historical Re-Collections: Rewriting the World Chronicle in Bede’s De Temporum Ratione,” Viator 36 (2005): 23-39.