Shari Horner

Professor and Chair

Office: 126 DHC
Phone:  717.477.1505
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B.A., English and French, Luther College (1983);
Ph.D., English, University of Minnesota (1992).
Research/Teaching Interests:
Medieval Literature, especially Anglo-Saxon;
women's and gender studies; saints' lives and religious discourse;
British Literature to 1800; History of the English Language; Linguistics
Undergraduate Courses Taught: 
Selected Publications:
The Discourse of Enclosure: Representing Women in Old English Literature (SUNY UP, 2001).
Recipient of an ALA/Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title.
Selected Articles 

"Saints' Lives." In The History of British Women's Writing, Vol. I, 700-1500.  Ed. Diane Watt and Liz Herbert McAvoy.  London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.

"Voices From the Margins: Women and Textual Enclosure in Beowulf." In The Postmodern Beowulf.  Ed. Eileen A. Joy and Mary K. Ramsay.  Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2006.

"The Vernacular Language of Rape in Old English Literature and Law: Views from the Anglo-Saxon(ist)s." In Sex and Sexuality in Anglo-Saxon England: Studies in Honor of Daniel Calder.  Ed. Carol Braun Pasternack and Lisa Weston. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies.  Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University Press, 2005. 149-181.

" 'Why do you speak so much foolishness? ' Gender, Humor, and Discourse in Ælfric's Lives of Saints ." Humor in Anglo-Saxon Literature: An Essay Collection. ed. Jonathan Wilcox. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 2000. 127-136.

"The Violence of Exegesis: Reading the Bodies of Ælfric's Female Saints." Violence Against Women in Medieval Texts. ed. Anna Roberts. Gainsville: University of Florida Press, 1997. 22-43.

"En/closed Subjects: 'The Wife's Lament' and the Culture of Early Medieval Female Monasticism."  AEstel 2 (1994): 45-61.  Reprinted in Old English Literature: Critical Essays.  Ed. R.M. Liuzza.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2002. 381-391.

"Spiritual Truth and Sexual Violence: The Old English "Juliana," Anglo-Saxon Nuns, and the Discourse of Female Monastic Enclosure." Signs 19 (1994): 658-675.