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Awards and Honors
2014: Innovation in Learning Grant.. For development of online course in Arthurian Literature
2010: Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award, Honorable Mention
Performing Definitions: Two Genres of Insult in Old Norse Literature, Studies in Scandinavian Literature and Culture, Vol. 3, ed. George C. Schoolfield, Yale University; Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1991.
Cold Counsel: :Women in Old Norse Literature and Mythology, ed. Sarah M. Anderson with Karen Swenson. New York & London: Routledge, 2002. [304 pages]
Women Outside: Discourse of Community in Hávamál, in Cold Counsel: :Women in Old Norse Literature and Mythology, ed. Sarah M. Anderson with Karen Swenson. New York & London: Routledge, 2002, pp. 273-280
"Death Appropriated in The Fates of Men," Studies in Philology 88 (Spring 1991), 123-139.
"Mary as Wall in Dunbar's "Ane Ballat of Our Lady,'" English LanguageNotes 27 (1989), 1-6.
"Wapentake: A Realistic Detail in Cynewulf's Juliana," Notes and Queries 33 (1986), 3-6.
“Edward Cullen as Fairy Queen: Twilight and Medieval Romance,” Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, LA. (March 2014)
“The Damned Few: 'Weird Sisters' as Post-apocalyptic Authority," Pippi to Ripley: The Female Figure in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. (March 2013).
Planning and Assessing: Science Fiction Online, at Educause in Baltimore, January 2011.
Old English Language and Literature
Middle English Language and Literature
Western European Medieval Literature
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Ph.D. Cornell University English 1987
M.A. Cornell University English 1985
M.A. Portland State University English 1980
Certificate Portland State University Teaching English as a Second Language 1979
B.A. Portland State University Anthropology 1976