Academic Writing

This section includes some of my academic writing. Most of it will be from my undergraduate and graduate careers at Virginia Tech, where I earned my Master's degree in English, as well as my bachelor's degree in English, with minors in History and Medieval Studies.

Please note that this section is undergoing heavy revisions as I reconstruct much of my site to improve it, and be sure to keep an eye out for my first academic work published as a book, The Death of the Benevolent Werewolf: Lycanthropy’s Lost History and Modern Devolution.

I apologize for any weird text issues in the articles/essays (differently sized text, etc.). I tried to keep the formatting as true to the originals as possible.

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Translation of "The Dream of the Rood"

November 29, 2016

This is my own translation of the Old English poem "The Dream of the Rood."

Since this translation uses footnotes, some of the formatting may be strange; be sure to click on the notes as they appear for the accompanying information.

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The Duchess of Malfi and Lycanthropy: Early Modern Conceptions of Werewolves as Manifestations of Madness

May 6, 2016

This essay was written for a graduate-level class at Virginia Tech, studying revenge tragedy.

Since this essay uses footnotes, some of the formatting may be strange; be sure to click on the notes as they appear for the accompanying information.

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The Immortality of "The Vampyre"

November 29, 2016

This essay was written for a graduate-level class at Virginia Tech, studying the summer of 1816, or "the year without a summer."

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Wulfgard: Wrought in Gold

fantasy, 2014

A short story written for a course about the philosophy of Ayn Rand, in order to convey objectivism via medieval fantasy fiction.

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