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Patrick Connor



Ph.D. 1975 University of Maryland

Tel: 276-4564
Fax: 293-5380


Anglo-Saxon Studies
Medieval Studies
Manuscript Studies
Book Histories


Anglo-Saxon Exeter: A Tenth Century Cultural History. The Boydell Press, 1993.

The Abingdon Chronicle, A.D. 956-1066 (MS C, with ref. to BDE), vol. 10 in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Collaborative Edition. D. S. Brewer, 1996.

Representative Articles:

“The Exeter Book,” Oxford Bibliography at as of 9/30/2013

“On the Nature of Matched Scribal Hands,” Scraped, Stroked, and Bound: Materially Engaged Readings of Medieval Manuscripts, Jonathan Wilcox, ed. Brepols (2012): 39-73.

“Four Contiguous Poems in the Exeter Book: A Combined Reading of ‘Homiletic Fragment III’, ‘Soul and Body II’, ‘Deor’, and ‘Wulf and Eadwacer’,” The Genesis of Books: Studies in the Scribal Culture of Medieval England in Honour of A.N. Doane, Matthew T. Hussey and John D. Niles, eds. Brepols (2012): 119-39.

“Parish Guilds and the Production of Old English Literature in the Public Sphere,” Texts: Studies in Early Insular Culture Presented to Paul E. Szarmach, Virginia Blanton and Helen Scheck, eds. MRTS (2007): 255-71.

“Religious Poetry,” A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture, Elaine Treharne and Phillip Pulsiano, eds. Blackwell’s (2001): 250-67.

“Lighting out for the Territory: Hypertext and Ideology in the American Canon,” The Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory, Kathryn Sutherland, ed. Clarendon Press (1997): 67-105.

“On Dating Cynewulf,” Cynewulf: Basic Readings, ed. Robert Bjork (New York: Garland, 1996) : 23-55.

Series Editor:

Medieval European Studies, 16 volumes in print to date (Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2002—)

Selected Honors:

Three Sessions in Prof. Conner’s honor at the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies 2011

Honored with Lifetime Membership in International Society of Anglo-Saxonists 2011

Ethel and Gerry Heebink Award for Distinguished and Extended State Service for reestablishing the WVU Press 2010

Eberly College of Arts & Sciences Centennial Professor 1995

WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching 1993

Benedum Distinguished Scholars Award 1992

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Professional Writing and Editing
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