“Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained: The Power of Outreach, Marketing, and Development in Medieval and Renaissance Studies”

You are invited to the next presentation in the ACMRS Scholar Series:

“Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained: The Power of Outreach, Marketing, and Development in Medieval and Renaissance Studies”

Presented by Robert Bjork
Foundation Professor of English, ASU Department of English and Director, ACMRS

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This talk will illustrate ACMRS’s efforts in these three areas and emphasize the necessity of such activity in the face of dwindling state support for what ACMRS and the medieval and Renaissance students and scholars it represents do.

Free and open to the public

About Robert Bjork
Robert E. Bjork is Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, where he has taught since 1983 and where he has been Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) since 1994. He earned his B.A. from Pomona College in 1971, his M.A. from UCLA in 1974 and his Ph.D. in 1979, also from UCLA. He was named Foundation Professor of English in 2009. His primary research areas are Old English poetry, modern Swedish literature, and biomedical writing; he has published 17 books and 25 peer-reviewed articles. His and R. D. Fulk’s and John D. Niles’s Klaeber’s Beowulf (the 4th edition of Frederick Klaeber's Beowulf and the Fight at Finnsburg) was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2008. He is General Editor of the 4-volume The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, published in June, 2010, and his second volume of facing-page translations of Old English poems for Harvard University Press will be published in the spring of 2014. He is currently working on a history of Scandinavian scholarship on Anglo-Saxon literature. He’s past President of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, a recipient of an NEH senior fellowship and a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), a Corresponding Fellow of the English Association (United Kingdom), and a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. In addition, he also serves on the editorial boards of Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge University Press), Mediaevistik: Internationale Zeitschrift für Interdisziplinäre Mittelalterforschung (Peter Lang Verlag), and the University of Toronto Press’s “Toronto Old Norse-Icelandic Studies” series as well as on the International Advisory Boards of National Sun Yat-sen University Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Taiwan, and of the Medieval Centre, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan.

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Part of the ACMRS Scholar Series

Lattie F. Coor Hall, Room 4403, ASU Tempe Campus