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Anne Savage, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies

Email: savage@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 23729
Office: Chester New Hall, Room 326

Areas of Interest

English Literature; Medieval Studies; Posthumanism; Science fiction

Profile

Anne Savage has published on literature in Old and Middle English, Latin and Anglo-Norman, since 1982. Her research focuses on medieval cultural history, translation and genre study. At present she is working on the relationships between historical writing, romance and hagiography in the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries. Some of her publications include Anchoritic Spirituality, (with Nicholas Watson)( Paulist Press 1991); “Clothing Paternal Incest in Émaré, Chaucer’s The Clerk’s Tale, and the Life of St. Dympna,” Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain, Essays in Honour of Felicity Riddy (Brepols 2000); “From anchorhold to cell of self-knowledge: points along a history of the human body,”  for Rhetoric of the Anchorhold: Space, Place and Body within the Discourses of Enclosure, edited by Liz Herbert McAvoy (University of Wales Press, 2008),  157-172;”The Wooing-Group: Pain, Pleasure and the Anchoritic Body,” for The Milieu and Context of the Wohunge Group, edited by Susannah Mary Chewning (University of Wales Press, Gender and Spirituality  series.  Series editors Diane Watt and Denis Renevey, 2008), 165-177; “The grave, the sword and the lament: mourning for the future in Beowulf,” in Laments for the Lost in Medieval Literature, eds. J. Tolmie, M.J. Toswell (Brépols, 2010), 67-80.

She is currently moving into research on science fiction, and a research project on the Chauvet Cave, while teaching courses within Cultural Studies. Her interests include posthumanism, the role of the scientific paradigm in framing the human and nature.

Publications

Books:

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles: The Authentic Voices of England from the time of Julius Caesar to the coronation of Henry II. Coombe Books, 1997.

 

 

Anchoritic Spirituality: Ancrene Wisse and Associated Works. Paulist Press, 1991. Co-authors Anne Savage and Nicholas Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refereed Book Chapters:

“The Grave, the Sword, and the Lament: Mourning for the Future in Beowulf.” Laments for the Lost in Medieval Literature. Eds. Jane Tolmie, M. J. Toswell, and Derek Pearsall. Brepols, 2010. 67-80. Series: Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe

“The Wooing Group: Pain, Pleasure and the Anchoritic Body.” The Milieu and Context of the Wooing Group. Eds. Susannah Mary Chewning and Nicholas Watson.U of Wales P, 2009. 165-177. Series: Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages

“From anchorhold to cell of self-knowledge: points along a history of the human body,”  for Rhetoric of the Anchorhold: Space, Place and Body within the Discourses of Enclosure, edited by Liz Herbert McAvoy (University of Wales Press, 2008),  157-172

“The Wooing-Group: Pain, Pleasure and the Anchoritic Body,” for The Milieu and Context of the Wohunge Group, edited by Susannah Mary Chewning (University of Wales Press, Gender and Spirituality  series.  Series editors Diane Watt and Denis Renevey, 2008), 165-177

“The Communal Authorship of Ancrene Wisse.” A Companion to Ancrene Wisse. Ed. Yoko Wada. Brewer, 2003. 45-55.

“Clothing Paternal Incest in Émaré, Chaucer’s The Clerk’s Tale, and the Life of St. Dympna,” Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain, Essays in Honour of Felicity Riddy (Brepols 2000)

“The Translation of the Feminine: Untranslatable Dimensions of the Anchoritic Works.” The Medieval Translator, IV. Eds. Roger Ellis and Ruth Evans. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1994. 181-199. Series: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies

“The Place of Old English Poetry in the English Meditative Tradition.” The Medieval Mystical Tradition in England. Ed. Marion Glasscoe. Brewer, 1987. 91-110.

“Mystical and Evangelical in the Dream of the Rood: The Private and the Public.” Mysticism: Medieval & Modern. Ed. Valerie M. Lagorio. Univ. Salzburg, 1986. 4-11. Salzburg Studies in English Literature: Elizabethan & Renaissance Studies

Refereed Journal Articles:

“Old and Middle English, Poetry and Prose.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer: The Yearbook of the New Chaucer Society. 23 (2001): 503-11.

Piers Plowman: The Translation of Scripture and Food for the Soul.” English Studies. 74.3 (1993): 209.

Websites:

Beowulf in Hypertext.” Dec 12 2014. Web.