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Dr Alice Jorgensen MA, PhD, (York)Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning

Research and Teaching Interests

Literatures of Anglo-Saxon England; Middle English literature; representations of violence; Vikings; women in medieval literature; historiography.

Recent Publications


  • England, Ireland and the Insular World: Textual and Material Connections in the Early Middle Ages, ed. Mary Clayton, Alice Jorgensen and Juliet Mullins (projected publication date 2016)

  • Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English Language, Literature and Culture, ed. Alice Jorgensen, Frances McCormack and Jonathan Wilcox (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015)

  • Reading the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Language, Literature, History, ed. by Alice Jorgenson (Brepols, 2010)

  • Jane Roberts, Eric Stanley, Tom Shippey and Martin Carver, The Kemble Lectures on Anglo-Saxon Studies 2005-8, ed. by Alice Jorgensen, Helen Conrad-O'Briain and John Scattergood (Dublin: School of English, Trinity College Dublin, 2009) [For copies please contact Dr Helen Conrad O'Briain,]

Articles and book chapters

  • ‘The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle’, in The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain, ed. Siân Echard and Robert Rouse (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming)

  • 'Reading Emotion in the Battle of Brunanburh', Neophilologus, published online 26 March 2016, DOI 10.1007/s11061-016-9479-3 

  • ‘Learning About Emotion from the Old English Prose Psalms of the Paris Psalter’, in Anglo-Saxon Emotions (see above), pp. 127-41

  • ‘Introduction’, in Anglo-Saxon Emotions (see above), pp. 1-17

  • ‘ “It shames me to say it”: Ælfric and the Concept and Vocabulary of Shame’, Anglo-Saxon England 41 (2013 for 2012), 249-76

  • ‘Historicizing Emotion: The Shame-Rage Spiral in Ælfric’s “Life of St Agatha”’, English Studies 93: 5 (2012), 529-38 (as part of a special issue, Holy and Unholy Appetites in Anglo-Saxon England: A collection of studies in honour of Hugh Magennis, edited by Marilina Cesario and Kathrin Prietzel)

  • 'Rewriting the Æthelredian Chronicle : Narrative Style and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Chronicle MS F’, in Reading the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Language, Literature, History, ed. Alice Jorgensen (Brepols, 2010), pp. 113-38

  • 'Introduction: Reading the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,' in Reading the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Language, Literature, History , ed. Alice Jorgensen (Brepols, 2010), pp. 1-28

  • 'The Trumpet and the Wolf: Noises of Battle in Old English Poetry,' Oral Tradition 24:2 (2009), pp. 319-336

  • 'Power, Poetry and Violence: The Battle of Maldon,' in Aspects of Power and Authority in the Middle Ages, eds. Brenda Bolton and Christine Meek, International Medieval Research 14 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007)

Book chapter (as Alice Cowen)

  • 'Byrstas and bysmeras: The Wounds of Sin in the Sermo Lupi ad Anglos, in Wulfstan, Archbishop of York , ed. Matthew Townend, Studies in the Early Middle Ages 10 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2004).


Dr Alice Jorgensen
School of English
Trinity College
University of Dublin
Dublin 2

Telephone: + 353 1 896 2475
Fax: + 353 1 671 7114

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